Forsyth County Public Health offering booster shots for all three vaccines starting today

Published 2:51 pm Monday, October 25, 2021

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Forsyth County Department of Public Health will begin giving COVID-19 booster shots of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson on Monday, Oct. 25. Pfizer booster shots will also continue. Individuals who qualify for booster shots can now choose to receive any of the three vaccines as a booster while supplies last.

Eligible individuals will be able to get their booster shot from participating health care providers, including local pharmacies, and do not need to get it from the same provider as their initial doses. It is safe to receive the COVID-19 booster at the same time as the influenza vaccine.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that the booster shots are safe and effective and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended which groups of people should receive the boosters.

Individuals who received the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are now eligible to receive a booster if it’s been 6 months since they received their second shot and they’re:

• 65 years and older

• Age 18+ who live in long-term care settings

• Age 18+ who have underlying medical conditions

• Age 18+ who work or live in high-risk settings

Anyone over 18 may receive a booster dose of Johnson & Johnson if it’s been two months since their single dose of that vaccine.

Individuals can choose which COVID-19 vaccine they want as a booster dose, so they can now receive a different vaccine than what they received in their primary series.

Vaccination appointments are available at the Forsyth County Department of Public Health Department, 799 N. Highland Ave., by going online at Bit.Ly/FCNCCovidVaccine or by calling 336-582-0800 from 8 a.m. -5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Vaccination clinic hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and the second Saturday of the month from 9 a.m-noon.