Riverside County is offering booster shots of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines on starting Tuesday October 26th.
The County will be following federal and State of California guidance. Federal and state health officials recently approved booster shots of the Pfizer vaccine.
Riverside County residents can also mix booster doses as was approved by federal health officials.
So, if you received your first vaccine doses of Moderna, you can get the Pfizer vaccine for your booster shot, and vice-versa.
But, as with everything with this Covid-19 pandemic, there are different stipulations regarding vaccines.
Those eligible for the Johnson & Johnson booster include:
–People 18 years and older
–People who are two months or more from receipt of their first dose.
Those eligible for the Moderna booster include:
–People 65 years and older and residents in long – term care settings.
–People aged 18-64 years with underlying medical conditions.
–People 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID -19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional settings.
–People who are six months or more from receipt of their second dose
To schedule your vaccination appointment go to myturn.ca.gov, or call the Vaccination Support Line 951-358-5000, or call 2-1-1. You can also schedule an appointment through Riverside University Health System-Public Health website www.rivcoph.org/covid-19-vaccine.
No doctor’s note or medical records are required to receive the booster dose.
Young man and woman carrying a large heavy pink syringe.
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