On Thursday, October 14th, the FDA voted in favor of emergency authorization of a half-dose booster for Moderna, to be administered at least six months after the second dose. Those eligible for the extra shot include people over 65, individuals age 18 - 64 with underlying health conditions, and other adults considered at high risk due to high exposure jobs (the same groups now eligible for a Pfizer booster
see below*). On Friday, October 15th, the FDA approved booster doses for Janssen (the J&J Vaccine) at least 2 months after the first dose.
Those who should get booster doses include:
– People aged 65 and older
– Long-term care facility residents
– Adults aged 50-64 with certain medical conditions that make severe disease more likely
Those who may consider booster doses depending on their personal risk and situation include:
– Adults aged 18-49 with certain medical conditions that make severe disease more likely
– Adults aged 18-64 at increased risk of COVID-19 exposure and transmission due to jobs such as healthcare workers or because they live or work in settings such as correctional facilities
Sublette County Public Health is tentatively scheduling Moderna and J&J Booster Clinics, pending full approval from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) & the State of Wyoming Immunization Department later this week. Please call Public Health to schedule your tentative appointment @ 367-2157.
Tentative Moderna/ J&J Booster Clinics
Wednesday, October 27th at the Mountain Man Museum from 10 am - Noon, 1:30 - 5 pm
Tuesday, November 2nd at the Sublette County Fairgrounds 1- 4:30 pm
Watch for more information next week as recommendations get approved!