Second-dose COVID-19 boosters are available for elderly patients at high risk
Second-dose COVID-19 boosters are available for elderly patients at high risk

Second-dose COVID-19 boosters are available for elderly patients at high risk

In this archive photo on September 21, 2021, Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center nurse Maggie Bass, on the right, injects a COVID-19 vaccine into an arm in Jackson, Miss.

Second-dose boostershots of the Pfizer or Moderna mRNA vaccine are now available at all county health department clinics for qualified individuals, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health.

Eligibility depends on age and health risk. A waiting period of at least four months is required between the first booster shot and the second.

  • Persons 50 years or older
  • People aged 12-17 years with a weakened immune system (only the Pfizer vaccine is available for this group)
  • Age 18 years or older with a weakened immune system
  • Age 18 years or older who has received a Johnson and Johnson vaccine and a booster shot.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidelines that allow certain immunocompromised people and people over the age of 50 to be eligible for another mRNA booster in late March.


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