The following is a press release issued by Mendocino County Public Health:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently approved a second COVID booster for certain populations at greater risk for COVID and today, California Health and Human Services Agency Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly, and Director of the California Department of Public Health and State Public Health Officer Dr. Tomás J. Aragón, issued a joint statement on the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup’s support for expanded eligibility of second booster doses:
The second booster is approved for people:
1. Over 50 years old, to be administered at least 4 months after the first booster.
2. Who are moderately or severely immune-compromised and are between 12 and 50 years old.
The Moderna vaccine is approved for boosters for anyone age 18 and older, while the Pfizer vaccine booster is approved for those age 12 and older. Immune compromising conditions should be confirmed by a provider before getting a second booster.
“Getting this additional booster is the best way to strengthen your protection against COVID 19. The additional Pfizer or Moderna booster dose for anyone who received a Johnson & Johnson booster, certain immunocompromised individuals, and people aged 50 and up will help protect our communities and continue to move the state forward.”
A list of local vaccine clinics in Mendocino County can be found at: www.mendocinocounty.org/covidvaccine