COVID-19 Update: Booster Shots Now Available For All
Wondering if you are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot? Last week, the state of California issued updated guidance that now allows all people ages 18 and older to receive a booster shot after a set period of time has passed since your last vaccine dose. Here are a few guidelines to follow if you would like to schedule yours.
Anyone interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot may schedule an appointment through the state’s MyTurn app or website. You may also schedule a booster appointment through Contra Costa Health Services by visiting its online portal or calling 1-833-829-2626. Local pharmacies like CVS and Walgreens also offer booster shot appointments and can in many cases offer same-day or next-day availability.
The only criteria for eligibility is timing. If you have received two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, you are eligible for a booster if it has been at least six months since receiving the second dose. If you received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you are eligible to receive a booster if at least two months have passed.
You may receive a booster dose of any of the three vaccines, regardless of which one you received initially.
For more information on how to schedule a booster shot appointment, click the links above or visit the Contra Costa Health Services COVID-19 vaccination website. For more information on Saint Mary’s COVID-19 policies and procedures, visit our COVID resource page here. And remember to stay masked indoors on campus!