BOOSTER VS THIRD DOSE
- A booster is a vaccine dose that may be given to someone whose immune response from the primary vaccine series begins to wane over time or to those at higher risk of severe disease or infection due to working or living conditions.
- A third dose is recommended to people who are immunocompromised at least 28 days after their final dose of Moderna or Pfizer. NOTE: People who receive third doses should not get a booster dose.
For more information regarding booster shots or third doses, visit the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) COVID-19 website: https://govstatus.egov.com/or-oha-booster-covid-19-vaccine
At this time, individuals can get the booster if they are:
- 65 years or older;
- 18+ and live in long-term care settings (like a foster or group home);
- 18+ and have underlying medical conditions, including I/DD (this includes caregivers and families); or
- 18+ and live or work in high-risk settings.
To find out more about who is eligible, visit the CDC’s website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html
WHERE TO GO
At this time, most pharmacies are now offering boosters. If you need help locating a clinic, contact your Local Public Health Authority (LPHA) or use OHA’s Get Vaccinated Oregon tool to find a clinic/location near you: https://getvaccinated.oregon.gov/#/locator?lang=en
As always, if you have questions or need help navigating these resources, contact your Personal Agent (PA). We are here for you!