Jackson County Health Department Offers COVID Boosters

Public health notice that might be important for (many) locals who don't have a doctor . . .

Jackson County Health Department Now Offering Moderna and J&J COVID-19 Boosters

JACKSON COUNTY, MO (Oct. 26, 2021) – Yesterday, Oct. 25, the Jackson County Health Department began offering Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 booster doses at all of its COVID-19 vaccine clinics to eligible populations.

This action follows last week’s new booster authorization by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This — in addition to the previously authorized and recommended Pfizer boosters — means that all three COVID-19 vaccines can now be offered as boosters to eligible populations.

Booster doses are now recommended for all Johnson & Johnson recipients as well as some Pfizer/Moderna recipients. Eligible Pfizer and Moderna recipients include those who have been fully vaccinated for at least six months and have certain medical conditions, are age 65+, or work/live in a setting with a high risk of COVID-19. Everyone who received a Johnson & Johnson shot is eligible for a booster dose after two months.

Community members interested in receiving a booster dose are invited to visit jacohd.org/booster-doses to check their eligibility or schedule an appointment. Anyone receiving a booster dose will be required to bring their vaccination record card and attest that they fall into one of the eligible groups.

To serve those who have difficulty standing for long periods or walking unassisted, the clinic at 3651 NE Ralph Powell Rd in Lee’s Summit has drive-up accommodations, which can be requested while filling out the online appointment registration form.

These new booster recommendations do not apply to moderately-to-severely immunocompromised people, who are still eligible to receive their third dose 28 days after receiving their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna. Those unsure about eligibility should talk with their doctor or check the CDC’s website.


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