APH to Provide Second COVID Booster

Austin Public Health is now administering additional COVID-19 booster doses to older adults and certain people with compromised immune systems.

“Even as we enjoy this period of low hospitalization rates, this expansion is a welcome addition to our prevention strategies,” said Austin-Travis County Health Authority Dr. Walkes. “As we’re seeing in other parts of the world, COVID-19 outbreaks are still happening. We should continue to do what we can to protect our most vulnerable.”

Updated COVID-19 vaccine recommendations include:

  • A second booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine may be administered to individuals 50 years of age and older at least 4 months after receipt of a first booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine.
  • A second booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine may be administered to certain immunocompromised individuals* 12 years of age and older at least 4 months after the first booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine.
  • A second booster dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine may be administered to certain immunocompromised individuals* 18 years of age and older at least 4 months after the first booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Adults who received a primary vaccine and booster dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months ago may now receive a second booster dose using an mRNA (Pfizer and Moderna) COVID-19 vaccine.

The Texas Department of State Health Services reports that almost 73 percent of the eligible population in Travis County is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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