The CDC and FDA recommends receiving a Booster dose of the same vaccine you originally received.
The FDA will meet on October 14th to determine if the Moderna Booster dose is approved. It will then need approval/recommendation from the CDC before the Franklin County Health Department will administer Booster doses of Moderna. The Franklin County Health Department will host a vaccine clinic(s) at Ottawa Middle School for Booster doses after final approval.
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The Pfizer vaccine is FDA approved for individuals age 16+. There is also an EAU (emergency-use authorization) for children ages 12-16 years old. Pfizer has also submitted for an EAU dose for ages 5-11 years old.
Booster doses of Pfizer are available for those who have completed their initial series at least 6 months prior and are;
65 years and older
Age 18+ and living in a long-term care setting
Age 18+ and have underlying medical conditions
Chronic Kidney Disease
Chronic Lung Diseases, including COPD, asthma, interstitial lung disease, cystic fibrosis, and pulmonary hypertension
Dementia or other neurological conditions
Diabetes (Type 1 or Type 2)
Heart Conditions (such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies, or hypertension)
Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system)
Overweight or Obesity
Sickle cell disease or thalassemia
Smoking, current or former
Solid organ or blood stem cell transplant
Stroke or cerebrovascular disease, which affects blood flow to the brain