Gary Simmons was the first to receive a vaccination at the Oakmont site back in February. His shot was administered by Safeway pharmacist Myranda Munoz, who was working at her 13th clinic (Photo by Julie Kiil)

Booster Shots Here This Month

            Second booster vaccinations for Covid-19 will be given in Oakmont on two days this month at clinics set up by the county health department and OVA.

Meanwhile, a requirement that masks be worn inside OVA facilities remains in effect through Friday, April 15 as a measure by to limit spread of the disease.

The Centers for Disease Control on March 29 approved second booster doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for people over 50 who had their initial booster dose at least four months earlier, and for immunocompromised persons.

The Oakmont vaccination clinics will be on consecutive Fridays, April 22 and 29, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. both days. The clinics are operated by Safeway pharmacists working with the health department. Staffing will include retired and still working nurses from Oakmont, said OVA Director Heidi Klynn, who arranged for the clinics.

The clinics are walk-in with no appointment required, however people should bring with them a completed.

Appointments are required to receive a vaccine booster. Appointments may only be made online with the link below: http://www.mhealthsystem.com/Oakmont

In addition to previous vaccination clinics, there have been three Covid test clinics here. At the first, which followed a Booster Club event in the Berger Center, 84 people were tested with 23 testing positive for Covid. The second and third clinics tested 78 and 68 people, with no positive results, Klynn said.