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Pfizer COVID boosters now available at HHS clinics for ages 16 and up

Posted December 10, 2021 at 4:44 pm     Category: News ReleasePublic Health

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC –  New Hanover County residents ages 16 and older are now eligible to receive the Pfizer (Comirnaty) COVID-19 booster shot following Thursday’s approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS).

“This expansion of Pfizer boosters for people 16 and older is exciting because it gives even more of our residents a chance to build on extra layers of protection against COVID-19,” said Assistant Health Director Carla Turner. “With students being back in school this fall and the upcoming holiday season, the availability of these boosters right now is priceless in helping reduce the impact of COVID-19 this winter. We encourage all residents to seek out a vaccine or a booster to help our entire community stay safe.”

Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose based on the guidance provided by the CDC below:

You are eligible for a Pfizer booster if you are:

16 years or older and fully vaccinated with Pfizer/Moderna for at least six months or fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson for at least two months

You are eligible for a Moderna booster if you are:

18 years or older and fully vaccinated with Pfizer/Moderna for at least six months or fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson for at least two months

You are eligible for a Johnson & Johnson booster if you are:

18 years or older and fully vaccinated with Pfizer/Moderna for at least six months or fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson for at least two months

Appointments for COVID-19 boosters (as well as pediatric and adult vaccines) can be scheduled by visiting TakeMyShot.NC.gov. Walk-ups are accepted at both HHS locations and vaccines will be administered based on availability.

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