SPRINGFIELD, Mo.- The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will now be taking appointments for COVID-19 vaccine boosters for all adults.
The state of Missouri’s booster approval follows the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) emergency authorization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) unanimous decision to endorse the booster for all adults.
Vaccine boosters available are the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine boosters. The Health Department says adults who choose between Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna should wait at least six months after their second dose to receive the booster. Those who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine need to wait two months after their immunization before getting a booster. The booster does not have to be the same brand as the vaccine received originally.
The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer boosters at its vaccination clinic at 1425 E. Battlefield by appointment only beginning this week.
The Health Department says due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the vaccine clinic will be closed Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26. Residents can book booster appointments here or call 417-874-1211.