Chatham County will offer booster shots (third doses) to people who have conditions that make them moderately or severely immunocompromised, the Chatham County Public Health Department …
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Chatham County will offer booster COVID-19 shots to people with conditions that make them "moderately or severely immunocompromised," the Chatham County Public Health Department announced in a release Wednesday afternoon.
This includes the following individuals:
Booster shots are currently approved for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, making them a third dose of those vaccines. Officials have not yet recommended booster shots for people who got the one-time Johnson & Johnson vaccine, though they've said they anticipate eventually doing so.
CCPHD Director Mike Zelek said in the announcement to check with a doctor or medical provider if you fall into one of the above groups or are unsure.
For now, booster shots are not yet authorized for anyone else, and they do not expect them to be for another month. Until they are authorized, the health department said that it is not able to administer vaccines to others or schedule appointments for them, but will pass along more information as it becomes available.
Vaccines remain the most effective way to prevent serious illness, hospitalization and death due to COVID-19, the release said. For a list of providers in Chatham County and beyond, visit Vaccines.gov.