COVID-19 Vaccine Information
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West Chester PA 19082
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Johnson & Johnson
Stay Informed About COVID-19 Booster Doses. Updated 9/24/21
Here’s What We Know
- FDA Meeting: The FDA met 9/16 to review the Pfizer’s vaccine data report, and developed recommendations
- ACIP Meeting: The CDC’s advisory panel (ACIP) met 9/22 – 9/23 to discuss and vote on the FDA’s recommendations
- CDC Guidance: The CDC released final guidance on 9/23 based on the Pfizer data and the FDA and ACIP recommendations.
Who is Eligible for Boosters Right Now?
Individuals who received a 2nd dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least 6 months ago who are also:
- Older adults, age 65 and over and those living in long-term care facilities SHOULD receive a booster dose.
- Adults ages 50-64 at high risk of severe COVID-19, due to underlying medical conditions such as cancer, chronic lung disease, diabetes, and heart conditions, among others SHOULD receive a booster dose.
- Adults ages 18-49 at high risk of severe COVID-19 due to underlying medical conditions MAY receive a booster dose.
- It is important to talk with your doctor about your specific medical history, and your individual risks before scheduling an appointment.
- Adults age 18-64, whose jobs or institutional exposures put them at high risk for COVID-19 MAY receive a booster dose.
- This includes healthcare workers, teachers, daycare staff, grocery workers, and other essential workers, along with people in shelters and prisons
- People who received Pfizer or Moderna at least 28 days ago and have immunocompromised conditions including:
- Active or recent treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies
- Receipt of solid-organ or recent hematopoietic stem cell transplants
- Severe primary immunodeficiency
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids, alkylating agents, antimetabolites, tumor-necrosis (TNF) blockers, and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory
- Chronic medical conditions such as asplenia and chronic renal disease may be associated with varying degrees of immune deficit
It is NOT recommended to receive a vaccine different than your first vaccine.
DO NOT schedule a booster appointment if you are not currently eligible. If you have already made an appointment, please cancel it. Please wait for additional guidance before making appointments. This is critical!
When will booster doses for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson be available?
- A separate booster recommendation for individuals who received Johnson & Johnson or Moderna vaccines are expected soon.
- Right now – it is NOT recommended to receive a vaccine different than your first vaccine.
Why are booster shots recommended for certain groups now?
- People’s responses to their initial vaccination vary. Younger people, for example, tend to produce more antibodies to begin with than older adults. That means months later when antibody levels have naturally declined, some people may still have enough to fend off infection while others don’t.
- All approved COVID-19 vaccines main purpose is to prevent severe illness, hospitalization and death.
- The COVID-19 vaccines used in the U.S. still offer strong protection against severe COVID-19. However, with the Delta variant, public health experts are starting to see reduced protection against mild and moderate illness. Individuals with “breakthrough” cases can spread COVID-19 to others.
Here’s what you can do now:
- If you are eligible, booster vaccines are available throughout the County – please see the schedule below.
- You DO NOT need to go back to the Health Department or the same provider to receive your booster dose. Many pharmacies and other vaccine providers are ready and able to administer booster doses
- Find a vaccine provider close to home:
- Go to vaccines.gov
- Text your ZIP code to 438829
- or Call 1-800-232-0233
- Find a vaccine provider close to home:
- Locate your vaccine card or record - it will be required at your appointment
- If you’ve lost your card and received your vaccinations through the Health Department, please call 610-344-6255.
- If you received your vaccinations through another provider, please contact them or the Pennsylvania Department of Health at the information below
Need Us to Bring Vaccine to You?
At this time, the Health Department is not currently scheduling group outreach initiatives. You may still complete the form to show interest – however, completion of the form does not guarantee vaccine. A team member will follow-up based on staffing availability. Community Vaccination Request.