Cone Health to Offer Pfizer Booster Shots
Booster shots will be available to those 65 and older, those at high risk of COVID-19 exposure or complications, and the immunocompromised.
GREENSBORO – Cone Health will begin offering a booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to those eligible, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 28, by appointment only.
The FDA and CDC have approved a booster dose only of the Pfizer vaccine at this time. The CDC offers the following recommendations for people six months after receiving the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine:
- People ages 65 and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive it
- People ages 50 to 64 with underlying medical conditions should receive it
- People ages 18 to 49 with underlying medical conditions may receive it, based on individual benefits and risks
- People ages 18 to 64 who are at increased risk of occupational exposure and transmission, such as health care workers, may receive it, based on individual benefits and risks.
The CDC previously authorized booster shots for immunocompromised individuals in August.
Decisions have not been made about Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine boosters.
No-cost third-dose vaccination appointments are available at all Cone Health vaccination clinics. Appointments can be made at conehealth.com/vaccine or by calling 336-890-1188 Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Those seeking a booster shot will be required to attest that they received their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least six months ago.
Cone Health appointments may fill quickly. Other vaccination options are listed at covid19.ncdhhs.gov/vaccines.