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Kansas follows CDC guidance, begins Moderna and J&J booster shots – Wichita, Kansas

Wichita, Kansas 2021-10-22 12:39:06 –

Wichita, Kansas (KSNW) — There are more options in Kansas where you want to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and Kansas employ the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). recommendation Allow booster shots for Moderna and J & J. Pfizer booster shots have already been approved.

“Starting today, more than 2,000 COVID-19 vaccine providers across Kansas are ready to offer free booster doses of Moderna, Pfizer, or Johnson & Johnson vaccines to all qualified individuals,” said KDHE. Dr. Lee Norman said in a news release.

The CDC recommends booster shots for the following people who have completed the Primary Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine series.

  • People over the age of 65 should receive a Pfizer or Moderna booster shot, regardless of their medical condition
  • Residents over 18 years old Nursing care settings Must receive Pfizer or Moderna booster shots
  • People over 18 years old Fundamental medical condition May receive booster shots of Pfizer or Moderna
  • People over the age of 18 who are at high risk of exposure to COVID-19 and infection Professional or institutional setting You may receive Pfizer or Moderna booster shots based on individual benefits and risks

Vaccine booster doses are only applicable to individuals who completed the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine series at least 6 months ago.

Booster shots are recommended for anyone who has been vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson COVID-19, and for those who are 18 years of age or older and who have been vaccinated more than 2 months ago.

“All communities in our state need to discuss the need to get this safe and effective vaccine with family, friends and neighbors,” Norman said.

Some people prefer the type of vaccine they receive first, while others prefer another booster. CDC recommendations allow for mixed and coincident doses of booster shots.

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