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For Immediate Release — September 24, 2021
COVID-19 boosters available starting Monday at Haywood Health and Human Services
As of Thursday, September 23, 2021, the CDC now recommends that people aged 65 years and older, residents in long-term care settings, and people aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 Vaccine at least 6 months after completing their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series.
Beginning Monday, September 27, 2021, Haywood County residents who were vaccinated with Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine more than 6 months ago and who qualify in accordance with the CDC guidance can schedule appointments for booster shots at the health department.
Other groups may receive a booster shot based on their individual risk and benefit. Read CDC’s media statement.
For those not yet vaccinated, Haywood Health and Human Service are also offering Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. Flu shots are also available and highly recommended.
Primary doses of COVID-19 will still be available on a walk-in basis, but boosters will require an appointment.
To schedule a COVID-19 booster for Pfizer-BioNTech, please call 828-452-6675.
At this time boosters are only recommended and available for those who initially received the Pfizer vaccine, boosters for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are not approved and will not be available until such time that they are recommended and approved by the FDA & CDC.
Not sure if a primary or booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine is appropriate for you? Talk to your primary health care provider and read CDC guidelines: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/your-vaccination.html