Vaccine Booster Information

Moderna vs. Pfizer

The CDC and FDA recommends receiving a Booster dose of the same vaccine you originally received. 

Moderna Information:

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. 

**Be sure to check back for more information**

Pfizer Information:

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
    • Cancer
    • 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)
    • Down Syndrome
    • Heart Conditions (such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies, or hypertension)
    • HIV Infection
    • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system)
    • Liver disease
    • Overweight or Obesity
    • Pregnancy
    • 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
    • Substance use disorders
  • Age 18+ and work in high-risk settings
    • Healthcare workers
    • Teachers
    • Grocery Store Workers
    • Retail Workers
    • First Responders
  • Age 18+ and live in high-risk settings
    • Corrections facilities
    • Homeless Shelters
    • Group Homes