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How to make an appointment for your COVID-19 booster

California, Colorado and Nm Expand Virus Booster Access
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FILE – Nurse Mary Ezzat prepares to give a Pfizer COVID-19 booster injection to Jessica M., Thursday, August 19, 2021, at UCI Medical Center in Orange, California. Jessica M. is a health professional who is also immunocompromised. The California government, Gavin Newsom, along with the Colorado government Jared Polis and the New Mexico government Michelle Lujan Grisham, have taken steps to expand the use of booster shots to combat the recent surge in COVID-19 infections. suppress.

OLYMPIA, Washington — Booster doses of all three COVID-19 vaccine types are now available to everyone 18 years and older in Washington and Idaho.

The expansion comes after recommendations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup.

People who have received the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are eligible for a booster six months after their second dose.

  • Adults aged 50 and over or 18 and over living in a long-term care facility should getting a booster dose
  • Those 18-49 can getting a booster dose

Anyone 18 years and older who received a single dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine should get a booster shot two months after getting vaccinated.

We want people to be as safe and healthy as possible. Expanding booster eligibility to all adults will further protect families, especially as we gather for the holidays,” said Washington Health Secretary Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH. “We know that COVID-19 vaccines work, and boosters further increase immunity and protection. If you are 18 or older and enough time has passed, I highly recommend taking a booster dose.”

How to make an appointment for your booster dose

Booster shots are available at most pharmacies. Appointments can be booked online or by phone.

The following have announced that they have booster doses available:

Vaccination appointments can also be found at: click here or call your doctor.

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