PCPH releases information on COVID-19 booster shots


R-H Staff



PREBLE COUNTY — Booster doses of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine only has been approved to be given six months or more after the completion of the original 2-shot series.

Booster Dose Eligibility Requirements

A single booster dose for the Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine can be given to the following populations at least six months or more after completion of the primary vaccine series:

People 65 years and older or residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot.

People ages 50 to 64 with certain underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot.

People ages 18 to 49 with certain underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot based on their individual benefits and risks.

People age 18 and older who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of their job or living in an institutional setting may receive a booster shot based on their individual benefits and risks. The CDC has indicated that this is a determination to be made by the vaccine recipient.

View the CDC’s list of applicable underlying medical conditions: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-medical-conditions.html.

PCPH will begin booster dose clinics next Thursday, Oct. 7. More information coming in the next few days. Please watch vaccinatepreble.com for more information.

To keep up with other public health–related issues make sure to check out Preble County Public Health online at www.preblecountyhealth.org, through Facebook at www.facebook.com/PrebleCoHealth and on Twitter at @PrebleCoHealth.

PCPH is available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. by phone at 937-472-0087.

R-H Staff