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Posted on: November 22, 2021

COVID-19 boosters approved and available for all adults

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Following state approval on Friday, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is ready to begin taking appointments for Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine boosters for all individuals 18 and up. The state approval follows the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) emergency authorization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) unanimous decision to endorse the booster for all adults.

This approval comes at a critical time as the holiday season approaches and families from across the country travel to see each other. By receiving a booster shot, our community can continue doing its part in helping medical staff from being overworked this season and keep loved ones safe. 

It is recommended that adults who choose between Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna should wait at least 6 months after their second dose to receive the booster, and those who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine need to wait 2 months after their immunization before getting a booster. The booster does not have to be the same brand as the vaccine received originally.

Individuals 18 and up who have questions about the COVID-19 booster dose are encouraged to contact their health care provider. 

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will extend its current Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna booster shots to all individuals 18 and older at the Health Department Vaccination Clinic (1425 E. Battlefield) by appointment only beginning this week. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the vaccine clinic will be closed Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26. To book your appointment, visit vaccine417.com or call the COVID-19 Regional Call Center at 417-874-1211. 

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