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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Trumbull Health Department Booster Clinics Completely Booked At This Time

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Friday, December 3, 2021 Update: All COVID booster clinics are currently full at this time.  Once more clinics become available information will be posted on the town of Trumbull webpage.  Please do not leave messages regarding COVID vaccine appointments on the Trumbull Health Department COVID hotline or main office lines.  Thank you.



The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amended the emergency use authorizations (EUA) for both the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines authorizing use of a single booster dose for all individuals 18 years of age and older after completion of primary vaccination with any FDA-authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine.

For individuals who received an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) 

Everyone 18 and older is eligible to receive a booster dose 6 months after completion of the primary series under the EUA. Individuals age 50 and older and residents in long-term care settings age 18 and older SHOULD receive a booster dose. Individuals 18 through 49 MAY receive a booster dose based on individual benefits and risk. More information can be found here

The J&J and heterologous series recommendations remain the same:

All individuals who received a J&J vaccine should receive a booster 2 months after the initial dose.

Both the FDA and CDC support individuals to receive a booster dose that is a different vaccine type than they originally received for their primary series if they choose. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots. 

Age

mRNA COVID-19 vaccine primary series

J&J COVID-19 vaccine primary series

No risk factors

Resident of LTCF

 50 years

Should receive booster

Should receive booster

Should receive booster

18-49 years

May receive booster


 What is the difference between a booster shot and an additional dose?

A booster shot is administered when a person has completed their vaccine series and protection against the virus has decreased over time. Additional doses are administered to people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems. This additional dose of an mRNA-COVID-19 vaccine is intended to improve immunocompromised people’s response to their initial vaccine series.  Both Moderna and Pfizer have approved additional and booster shots.   

 Mixing & Matching (heterologous series) 

Both the FDA and CDC support individuals to receive a booster dose that is a different vaccine type than they originally received for their primary series if they choose. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.  The Trumbull Health Department is NOT offering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.  

If you are interested in receiving a booster shot or an additional dose, please call the Trumbull Health Department at 203-638-5230.  Please leave your name and phone number and someone will return your call as soon as possible.  Appointments will be scheduled on a first come first served basis.            

Find out more at CDC.gov and Vaccines.gov                            

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