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News Release
Lane County Announces COVID-19 Booster Vaccine Clinic Operations - 10/21/21

 

With full federal and state level approval for booster doses of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines anticipated by Monday, October 25th, Lane County Public Health is announcing boost clinic information for county residents who have already completed the initial series of COVID-19 vaccinations earlier this year. Boost dose clinics for those having received the Pfizer vaccine more than six months ago have been ongoing since full federal approval on September 22nd

 

The federal Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have approved COVID-19 boost doses as follows:

 

  • The use of a single booster dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine that may be administered at least 6 months after completion of the primary series to individuals:
    • 65 years of age and older
    • 18 through 64 years of age at high risk of severe COVID-19
    • 18 through 64 years of age with frequent institutional or occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2
  • The use of a single booster dose of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine may be administered at least 2 months after completion of the single-dose primary regimen to individuals 18 years of age and older.
  • The use of each of the available COVID-19 vaccines as a heterologous (or “mix and match”) booster dose ineligible individuals following completion of primary vaccination with a different available COVID-19 vaccine.
  • To clarify that a single booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine may be administered at least 6 months after completion of the primary series to individuals 18 through 64 years of age with frequent institutional or occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2.

 

“We’ve worked hard to plan and calibrate our clinical operations to ensure that we can provide boost doses, free of charge, to our residents, often against uncertain federal and state timelines,” said Jocelyn Warren, Lane County’s Public Health Administrator. “Unlike this past spring, all three approved vaccines are widely available in Lane County at pharmacies, primary care providers, and at LCPH clinics. Based on our experience with the Pfizer boost clinics that we’ve been running for nearly a month now, we are confident that people seeking a booster shot will be able to find one rather easily.”

 

A very significant development in the federal approval process is the ability for individuals to receive a different vaccine for a boost dose than what they received as their primary vaccination series. “We’ve been watching the science and anticipating the “mix and match” strategy for some time now,” said Dr. Patrick Luedtke, Lane County Public Health Officer. “For those who are wondering whether they should stay with the vaccine they received initially or seek a different vaccine now for a boost, we highly recommend that you consult with your primary care provider. Those who have completed the initial series of any of the three approved vaccines still enjoy good protection against severe disease and hospitalization. There is ample time for a consultation with your provider before you make your booster vaccination appointment.”

 

Beginning Tuesday, October 26th, Lane County Public Health will offer booster shots of Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson at the following times and locations:

 

  • Lane Events Center 
    • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m
    • Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m
    • Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Bob Keefer Center
    • Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • North Eugene High School
    • Wednesday from 4:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m.
  • Cascades Middle School
    • Thursday from 4:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m.
  • Willamette High School
    • Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Siuslaw Middle School
    • Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

While encourage individuals to schedule an appointment in advance for more rapid service at our clinics. We welcome walk-in appointments but to avoid delays or wait times an appointment will be important. LCPH will be announcing additional vaccination clinic opportunities in the coming days. 

For more information about Lane County Public Health COVID-19 vaccination clinics, including our appointment scheduling app for expedited service, please visit our website at: COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics - Lane County or call our COVID-19 call center at (541) 682-1380 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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