Regarding the public concern and calls about a booster vaccine please take note of the following:
As of August 12, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO) have not made a determination on whether a booster dose of the SARS CoV-2 (COVID) vaccine is necessary for the general public. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, on Thursday, August 12, amended the emergency use authorizations (EUAs) for both the Pfizer and the Moderna vaccine to allow for the use of an additional dose in certain immunocompromised individuals, specifically, solid organ transplant recipients or those who are diagnosed with conditions that are considered to have an equivalent level of immunocompromise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices met on Friday, August 13, to also support the booster for immunocompromised individuals. Examples of persons with weakened immune systems include those with HIV/AIDS; cancer and transplant patients who are taking certain immunosuppressive drugs; and those with inherited diseases that affect the immune system.
To regulate the number of telephone calls to the Emergency Operations Office, we ask that you check our website for updates about the booster shot. The County will continue to provide information as it becomes available.