The CDC recommends everyone ages 18 and older should get a COVID-19 booster.
If you received Pfizer or Moderna, you should get a booster at least 6 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series
If you received the J&J vaccine, you should get a booster at least 6 months after completing your primacy COVID-19 vaccination.
Your booster can be any of the COVID-19 vaccines available. Some people prefer the vaccine type they originally received and others may prefer a different booster. The CDC allows for mixing and matching booster doses if you prefer.
The Macon County Health Department has Moderna, Pfizer, and J&J booster vaccines available; we hold weekly clinics for all three vaccines. Call for an appointment at 660-395-4711 or request an appointment online and an employee will call you to schedule an appointment.
For your appointment, bring your vaccination card, a photo ID, and an insurance card (if you have insurance). Like the COVID-19 vaccine, the booster shot is free, however, we are allowed to bill insurance for an administration fee to help our office recover the costs of giving the vaccine.
The Macon County Health Department also has Moderna, Pfizer, and J&J vaccines available for initial doses if you would like to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination helps reduce the risk of severe illness and hospitalization against COVID-19. The Pfizer COVID-19 has been approved for ages 5 and up, however, the Health Department does not carry the youth doses. For COVID-19vaccines for children under the age of 5, please contact Samaritan Hospital or your physician.
You may experience side effects after getting a COVID-19 vaccine. These side effects are a normal reaction that your body is building protection against COVID-19. If you are experiencing severe symptoms, please call 911, your healthcare provider, or go to a local emergency department.