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Expanded Eligibility for COVID-19 Vaccine Booster in St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) has updated the eligibility criteria for local COVID-19 vaccine booster clinics in accordance with updated authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  All individuals 18 years of age and older are now eligible for a booster dose after completion of primary vaccination with any FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine. The following populations are now eligible to schedule an additional/booster COVID-19 vaccine dose through SMCHD: Individuals with compromised immune systems (Pfizer or Moderna recipients): 3rd dose, at least 28 days after 2nd dose 4th dose, 6 months after the 3rd dose When registering for a vaccine appointment, please mark “yes” to the immune-compromise question All individuals age 18 and older: Johnson & Johnson recipients, at least 2 months after 1st dose Pfizer or Moderna recipients, at least 6 months after 2nd dose Eligible individuals do not have to receive the same type/brand of COVID-19 vaccine as their initial vaccination; each of the available COVID-19 vaccines may be “mixed and matched” for the additional/booster dose after completion of the primary vaccination. For more information or to make a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, please visit smchd.org/covid-19-vaccine or call the SMCHD COVID-19 Community Hotline at (301) 475-4330 or St. Mary’s County Library at […]

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