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Posted on: September 28, 2021

[ARCHIVED] HEALTH DEPARTMENT OFFERING PFIZER COVID-19 BOOSTER SHOTS

Pfizer vaccine booster shots available for residents who are at highest risk of severe illness, exposure, and spread to others.

LARGO, MD – Based on updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, the Prince George’s County Health Department’s COVID-19 vaccine clinics will offer booster shots of Pfizer to:

  • people 65 or older
  • people aged 18 to 64 years with underlying medical conditions
  • people aged 18 to 64 who work or reside in certain settings (e.g., health care, schools, grocery workers, correctional facilities, homeless shelters) that increases their risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission.

“If you are in one of those groups, it’s recommended you get the booster shot at least six months after receiving your second dose of Pfizer,” said Prince George’s County Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Health, Human Services, and Education Dr. George L. Askew. “Residents do not have to show proof at our clinics that they are eligible to receive a booster shot.” 

Individuals with weakened immune systems are approved to receive a third dose of Moderna or Pfizer, but federal health officials have yet to approve booster shots for the general public who received the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

“Whether it’s a booster shot or a first shot, vaccination remains our best tool to protect ourselves and each other from COVID-19, which continues to show it has staying power,” said Prince George’s County Health Officer Dr. Ernest Carter. “We must prepare for another possible increase in cases in the fall and winter, so it’s especially important to get vaccinated to stay safe and healthy.”

Visit mypgc.us/COVIDvaccine for more information about COVID-19 vaccinations including locations and hours of operation for vaccine clinics operated by the County and other public and private organizations.

  

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