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Lane County Public Health now offers three booster Covid-19 vaccines

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Starting Tuesday, Lane County Public Health is offering boost doses of all three approved COVID-19 vaccines. This is the first time Moderna and Johnson & Johnson boosters have been made available, following full approval from federal and regional health agencies.

The Pfizer and Moderna boosters are recommended for anyone 65 and older and for people over 18 with underlying conditions or frequent occupational or institutional exposure to COVID. Eligibility for the boost dose begins six months past receipt of the second shot.

Steve Adams is Incident Commander of COVID-19 emergency response efforts in the county. He said the guidance for the Johnson & Johnson booster is different.

“It’s two months after that first shot. Individuals 18 years and older are eligible for a boost dose at this time,” he said.

Adams added public health has ample supplies of vaccine and boost doses so there is no need to rush the doors. He suggested making an appointment at a walk-in or drive through clinic at the Lane Events Center in Eugene.

To schedule appointments for boosters online, go to lanecounty.org

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