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COVID-19 booster doses

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Published October 22, 2021
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Studies show that after getting fully vaccinated against COVID-19, protection against the virus may decrease for some groups over time. COVID-19 vaccine booster doses are intended to provide improved protection against COVID-19, including the delta variant.

There are now booster recommendations for all three available COVID-19 vaccines in the United States. Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received and others may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots. Bloomington Public Health encourages people to talk with their health care provider to make the best health decision for them.

Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are available for the following individuals who completed their initial vaccine series at least 6 months ago and are:

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are available for anyone 18 and older at least two months after their initial dose.

If you meet the above criteria for one of the vaccines, and would like to receive a booster dose, please make an appointment by doing one of the following:

  • Contact a local pharmacy,
  • Contact your health care provider, or
  • Visit Vaccines.gov and enter your ZIP code. You may also text your ZIP code to 438829 or call 800-232-0233 (TTY 888-720-7489).

Bloomington Public Health is providing Moderna vaccine booster clinics for eligible individuals who lack a health care provider or other access to health services. If this describes you, make an appointment online at blm.mn/clinics or by calling 952-563-8900.

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