Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-09-27 15:38:58 –
Las Vegas (KTNV) —The Southern Health District of Nevada reports that it will begin offering Pfizer COVID-19 booster doses to qualified people in the clinic starting Tuesday.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently recommends booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine for people at high risk for COVID-19. At this time, booster doses are only available to those who have been vaccinated with Pfizer vaccine. People who have been vaccinated with Moderna or Johnson & Johnson are not currently eligible for booster immunization.
Boosters are for those who completed the Pfizer vaccine double dose series at least 6 months ago and:
- People over 65 and residents of long-term care facilities,
- People aged 50-64 Fundamental medical condition
- 18-49 years old Fundamental medical condition You may receive booster shots based on individual interests and risks,
- People aged 18-64 years who are at high risk of COVID-19 exposure and infection due to occupational or institutional settings may receive booster shots based on their personal interests and risks.
Those who come to the health district clinic to get a booster should be aware that the state-wide booking system is still being updated and bookings cannot be scheduled online at this time. People can visit the Health District clinic and receive booster doses during consultation hours and when resources are available.Clinic location available here..
Those who have weakened immunity and have completed the two-dose series of vaccines will continue to receive additional doses of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.
You can book these additional doses at the clinic in your health district by selecting the Additional Dosage option at the time of booking. For people in this group, additional vaccines can be given 28 days after the second dose of Moderna or Pfizer vaccine.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the CDC do not yet have sufficient data to make the same recommendations, so additional doses of the immunoprotected vaccine are not available to those who have been vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson.
According to SNHD, the COVID-19 vaccine is free, safe, highly effective and prevents serious illness, hospitalization and death. The health district continues to encourage everyone to be fully vaccinated to protect themselves and others.More COVID-19 resources available, including test location here..