County Public Health hosting COVID-19 booster dose clinic Friday

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KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ Kenosha County Public Health will host a COVID-19 booster dose clinic this Friday, Oct. 8, at the Kenosha County Job Center.


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The clinic at the center ⏤ located at 8600 Sheridan Road in Kenosha ⏤ will run 9 a.m. to noon.

County officials stress the clinic is “intended to serve eligible individuals who do not otherwise have access to a health care provider or other supplier of the vaccine,” in a news release.

Residents will also not be able to make appointments for a dose. Staff will be distributing doses on a first-come, first-served basis, the release states. 

Public Health: First doses, others also available

Along with booster doses, staff will also be able to administer one-shot, first and second doses of Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine Friday. 

With some populations now recommended to receive a booster shot of the Pfizer vaccine, this clinic is an effort to reach out to people who may not have easy access to a provider,” Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit said in a released statement. 

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Kenosha County Health Officer Jen Freiheit. File Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer.

“For the general public, there are now many opportunities to get vaccinated at hospitals, clinics, doctor’s offices and pharmacies all across Kenosha County.”

A list of local vaccine providers and links to their appointment systems is also available on the Kenosha County COVID-19 Response Hub webpage, at https://www.kenoshacounty.org/covid-19.

Federal vaccine recommendations

Federal health authorities are now recommending a booster shot of the Pfizer vaccine for the following populations that received their second dose of Pfizer more than six months ago:

  1. People 65 and older;
  2. People 18 and older living in long-term care;
  3. And also people 50 to 64 years old with certain underlying medical conditions.

Other populations may also receive a booster dose of Pfizer after considering their individual risks and benefits. These include:

  1. People 18 to 49 years old with certain underlying medical conditions.
  2. People 18 to 64 years old who are at an increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission due to working or residing in certain settings. This includes first responders, education staff, food and agricultural workers, manufacturing workers, corrections workers, U.S. Postal Service workers, public transit workers and also grocery store workers

Pfizer booster only for those who took Pfizer dose

At this time, the Pfizer booster authorization only applies to people who received the Pfizer vaccine for their initial doses.

Booster shots have not yet been recommended for people who received the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines. 

More information about booster shots from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services is available at https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine-dose.htm.



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