Health department to offer additional boosters

Published 12:58 pm Friday, April 1, 2022

By James Madson Health Director

On March 30th, the FDA authorized and the CDC recommended certain immunocompromised individuals and people over the age of 50 receive an additional mRNA booster, at least 4 months after their initial booster.

The following is the recommended guidance:

•Individuals ages 50+: May receive a second booster dose of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at 
least 4 months after receiving a first booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine.
•Immunocompromised individuals: May receive a second booster dose at least 4 months after 
receiving a first booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine.
•Immunocompromised individuals ages 12+: May receive a second booster dose of Pfizer at
least 4 months after receiving their first booster dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
•Immunocompromised individuals ages 18+: May receive a second booster dose of Moderna
or Pfizer at least 4 months after receiving their first booster dose of any authorized or
approved COVID-19 vaccine.
•All adults who received a J&J primary vaccine and a J&J booster dose: May receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19, Pfizer or Moderna, vaccine, at least 4 months after receiving their first booster dose.

Beaufort County Health Department will begin offering the additional Pfizer booster shot and the additional Moderna booster shot via a first come, first serve drive thru. No appointment needed. Drive thru clinics for additional booster shots will be held the following days and times:

•Wednesday April 6th – 9:00am – 11:00am 
•Thursday April 7th – 1:00pm – 4:00pm 
•Wednesday April 13th – 9:00am – 11:00am 
•Thursday April 14th – 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Check with your doctor’s office and local pharmacies regarding other 2nd booster shot availability. 
No appointment is needed for additional booster shots, but all requirements must be met to receive your 2nd booster. Please bring your vaccine card with you. 
For those interested in receiving their primary dose, 2nd dose, or 1st booster shot, please call 252-946-1902 to make an appointment.