COVID-19 Booster Doses for Tioga County

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From the Tioga County Public Health Department:

On September 24, 2021, under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) updated emergency use
authorization (EUA), the CDC issued recommendations for a single dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at
least six months after completion of the primary series for the following individuals:

 65 years of age and older
 50-64 years of age with underlying medical conditions
 18 years of age and older residing in a long-term care setting
 18-49 years of age with underlying medical conditions, based on individual benefits and risks*
 18-64 years of age who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of
occupational or institutional setting, based on their individual benefits and risks*

*We encourage anyone who fits into the definitions outlined above to speak with their healthcare
provider regarding the benefits and risks of receiving a third dose. Please note that these
recommendations may change as more information becomes available.
Occupations at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission include front line essential workers
and health care workers as previously detailed by the CDC:

 First responders (healthcare workers, firefighters, police, congregate care staff)
 Education staff (teacher, support staff, daycare workers)
 Food and agricultural workers
 Manufacturing workers
 Corrections workers
 U.S. Postal Service workers
 Public transit workers
 Grocery store workers

The EUA amendment for a booster dose does not apply to the Moderna or Janssen/Johnson & Johnson
COVID-19 vaccines, and does not support the use of a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine dose after two doses of the
Moderna or the single-dose J&J vaccination.

Find a COVID-19 vaccine: search vaccines.gov, text your ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233. You
can also check with your local pharmacy to see if vaccination walk-ins or appointments are available.

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