Coronavirus

Kendall County Health Department offering COVID-19 booster shots

Free COVID-19 booster shots are now available along with the COVID-19 vaccine through the Kendall County Health Department in Yorkville.

In a statement issued Nov. 22, the health department announced it is administering booster does along with regular doses of the vaccine for those aged 12+ who live or work in Kendall County at clinics held Thursdays and Fridays of each week. No clinics are offered the week of Thanksgiving.

For more information, please visit the health department’s COVID-19 information page on the health department’s website.

Health department officials also noted in their statement that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) expanded recommendations for booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

The statement reads: “Under these new recommendations, all adults ages 18 and older may receive a booster dose at least six months after completing their primary mRNA vaccine series (Pfizer or Moderna). Any FDA-approved or authorized vaccine may be administered as a booster dose.

“Those aged 50 and older should be the highest priority for receiving boosters, and all adults 18 and older who completed their mRNA vaccine primary series at least six months previously should have equitable access to booster doses.

“These recommendations follow the previously-issued recommendations for all adults 18 and older who received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine to receive a booster two months after receiving the single-dose vaccine.”