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Lane County Readies Vax Clinic Sites To Provide COVID Boosters To All Eligible

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

On Wednesday, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) signed off on approval of COVID-19 booster doses for everyone 65 and older-- and for people at high risk. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is next to weigh in on who should get a third shot, and when. Lane County Public Health stands ready to provide boosters to all who are eligible.

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is meeting to determine the most effective use of boosters. Lane County Public Health Officer Dr. Patrick Luedtke said there are still plenty of questions that need answers.

“For example, what do you do with booster doses in some sub-populations like pregnant patients?” he asked. “What do you do for a booster in someone who received Moderna, because this is just a Pfizer vaccine? Can we use the Pfizer to boost someone who had two doses of Moderna?” 

Credit Lane County Public Health video
Dr. Patrick Luedtke is Lane County Public Health's Chief Officer. He says there are lots of questions about COVID boosters that need to be answered.

Meanwhile, the county is gearing up for an influx of eligible booster seekers next week. In addition to the Lane Events Center, officials said they have three other mass vax sites which can be mobilized within 24 hours.

Tiffany joined the KLCC News team in 2007. She studied journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia and has worked in a variety of media including television and daily print news. For KLCC, Tiffany reports on health care, social justice and local/regional news. She has won awards from Oregon Associated Press, PRNDI, and Education Writers Association.
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