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Health department offers COVID-19 booster doses

KINGSFORD – Dickinson-Iron District Health Department is offering Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 booster doses.

The following populations are eligible to receive a Pfizer or Moderna booster dose:

— Individuals aged 65 years and older and long-term care facility residents should receive a booster at least six months after their primary series. 

— Individuals aged 50-64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster at least six months after their primary series.

— Individuals aged 18-49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster at least six months after their primary series, based on individual benefit and risk.

— Individuals aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster vaccine at least six months after their primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.

Individuals aged 18 and older who received a Johnson & Johnson vaccine may receive a booster dose two months following administration of a single dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Immunocompromised individuals who received Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine can schedule a third dose as early as 28 days following their second dose.

Appointments are necessary. To schedule please call 906-774-1868 (Dickinson) or 906-265-9913 (Iron).

For more information on the COVID vaccine, please go to didhd.org, michigan.gov/coronavirus, or michigan.gov/COVIDVaccine.

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