Booster Vaccines for Covid-19 will be available Sept. 13 and Oct. 4 during the Flu Shot Clinics being held in Oakmont at the East Rec Center. The two clinic days will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Only 50 booster vaccines will be available and are limited to those who are immunocompromised. No pre-registration or appointments are required for the booster shots, and they will be given on a first-come, first-served basis as supplies allow.
The Centers for Disease Control defines immunocompromised as:
- Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
- Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
People should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.