COVID-19 Booster Doses and Third Doses

A visual representation of the written information in the "Who needs a third dose?" and "Who needs a booster dose?" sections of this article.

Vaccination is the single most critical and powerful public health intervention in history. More lives have been saved and more harm reduced through vaccination than anything else we have ever done. Please help protect our community by sharing this information. If you know someone ages 12 and up who has not been vaccinated, please encourage them to get vaccinated now. If you know someone who received the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine at least 6 months ago, please encourage them to get a booster dose. Our entire county is considered a high risk setting for anyone who is not isolated at home because of high transmission rates.

Visit our Free COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Events at the Malheur County Fairgrounds on Tuesdays (9a-4p) and Thursdays (11a-4p) through the month of October. Please share the updated flyer here.

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Who needs a third dose?

A third dose is for people who are immunocompromised and may not have built up adequate protective immunity with their first series of mRNA (Pfizer or Moderna) vaccines. Immunocompromised people can receive their third dose at least 28 days after receiving their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Currently, there is no additional dose authorized for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Who needs a booster dose?

A booster dose is strongly recommended for people whose immunity may be fading six months after completing their second Pfizer vaccination and are in one of these groups: People 65 years and older; people ages 50-64 with underlying medical conditions; and people ages 18-64, who either have underlying conditions or who are at risk of increased exposure or transmission because of where they work or live (including Malheur County).

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