The Henderson County Department of Public Health is offering second booster doses to those eligible. All of the health department’s COVID-19 vaccinations are now being administered at the Health Department’s Immunization Clinic.
Starting Monday, the health department will shift back to an online appointment scheduling system to accommodate for the uptick in demand for second boosters.
Individuals can also call 828-694-6015 if they need assistance with making an appointment. The hours are 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
The appointment link is www.hendersoncountync.gov/health/page/covid-19-vaccines.
Americans 50 and older can get a second COVID-19 booster if it’s been at least four months since their last vaccination, according to the Associated Press.
The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday, March 29 authorized an extra dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine for that age group and for certain younger people with severely weakened immune systems.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention later recommended the extra shot as an option but stopped short of urging that those eligible rush out and get it right away, the AP reports. That decision expands the additional booster to millions more Americans.
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