Booster Shots & Additional Doses

updated: January 7, 2022

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CDC - Who Is Eligible for a COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot?

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Inyo County's Public Health/COVID-19 Response Team recommends you speak with your primary physician to see if a Booster Dose OR an Additional Dose is recommended for you at this time. If so, you may visit any provider in Inyo County offering COVID-19 vaccinesIf you need assistance, please email us at VaccineInfo@inyocounty.us and we would be happy to answer any questions or help you make an appointment.

COVID-19 Vaccine booster shots are available for the following vaccine recipients:

Pfizer-BioNTech / COMIRNATY:

A Booster Dose of the Pfizer vaccine is recommended if you:

  • Received your second dose at least five (5) months ago, and
  • Are age 12 or older
Moderna:

A Booster dose of the Moderna vaccine is recommended if you:

  • Received your second dose at least six (6) months ago, and
  • Are age 18 or older
Janssen-Johnson & Johnson:

A Booster dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is recommended if you:

  • Received your first dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two (2) months ago, and
  • Are 18 or older

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Heterologous (Mix-and-Match) Boosters

**Quick-find local clinics: www.inyocounty.us/covid19-vaccines/vaccine-clinics

The CDC has determined that individuals eligible for a booster dose may receive a dose that is either the same as OR different from their primary COVID-19 vaccine series, depending on advice from a healthcare provider, individuals preference, availability, or convenience.

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COVID-19 Vaccines for Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised People

Read the full CDC Recommendation for COVID-19 Vaccines for Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised People here.

What You Need to Know
  • People with moderately to severely compromised immune systems are especially vulnerable to COVID-19, and may not build the same level of immunity to 2-dose vaccine series compared to people who are not immunocompromised.
     
  • This additional dose intended to improve immunocompromised people’s response to their initial vaccine series.
     
  • CDC recommends that people age 5 years of age and older, with moderately to severely compromised immune systems receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days after a second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

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  • CDC recommends that people age 18 years of age and older, with moderately to severely compromised immune systems receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days after a second dose of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.


Data on Decreased Immune Response Among Immunocompromised People:

People who are moderately to severely immunocompromised make up about 3% of the adult population and are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 because they are more at risk of serious, prolonged illness.

Studies indicate some immunocompromised people don’t always build the same level of immunity after vaccination the way non-immunocompromised people do, and may benefit from an additional dose to ensure adequate protection against COVID-19. In small studies pdf icon[2 MB, 36 Pages], fully vaccinated immunocompromised people have accounted for a large proportion of hospitalized “breakthrough cases,” and that suggests immunocompromised people are more likely to transmit the virus to household contacts.

Individuals should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose OR a booster dose is appropriate for them.

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