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Ogle County Health Department offers COVID-19 boosters

Ogle County Health Department is offering COVID-19 vaccine booster shots by appointment only in the Rochelle and Oregon offices to anyone who meets the following recommendations.

Pfizer-BioNTech

You must have received Pfizer originally and you must be at, or past, the six-month mark from receiving your second dose.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends:

  • People 65 and older, and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series.
  • People aged 50 to 64 with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series.
  • People aged 18-49 with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.
  • People aged 18-64 who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series based on their individual benefits and risks.

Moderna

A single COVID-19 vaccine booster dose is recommended greater than or equal to six months after completion of an mRNA primary series in the same risk groups for whom the CDC recommended a booster of Pfizer-BioNTech under Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use authorization. The Moderna booster dose is a smaller 50 microgram dose.

The CDC recommends the following groups should receive boosters:

  • People 65 and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a 50-mcg booster shot of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after their Moderna primary series.
  • People aged 50 to 64 with underlying medical conditions should receive a 50-mcg booster shot of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after their primary series.

Additionally, the CDC recommends the following groups may be considered for boosters:

  • People aged 18 to 49 with underlying medical conditions may receive a 50-mcg booster shot of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after their Moderna primary series based on their individual benefits and risks.
  • People aged 18 to 64 who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a 50-mcg booster shot of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after their Moderna primary series based on their individual benefits and risks.

Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)

A single COVID-19 vaccine booster dose is recommended for persons 18 and older at least two months after receipt of the initial Janssen dose, under the FDA’s emergency use authorization.

Making an appointment

You may call 815-562-6976 to schedule an appointment. Other locations in Ogle County offering booster shots include:

  • Family Health Care Clinic — Rochelle Community Hospital;
  • KSB Hospital and clinics;
  • Rochelle Pharmacy;
  • Snyders Pharmacy in Byron and Oregon;
  • Walmart in Rochelle;
  • Walgreens in Rochelle.

The Ogle County Health Department also is accepting appointments for the flu vaccine. This can be given at the same time as a COVID-19 booster. Both the regular dose of flu vaccine and the high dose (for those 65 and older) is available.