Booster Doses Now Available
First District Health Unit is now giving booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19, in accordance with CDC recommendations.
The new recommendations authorize providers to offer a booster dose to:
- everyone 65 or older.
- anyone 18 and older who
- has an underlying medical condition, including cancer, diabetes, Down syndrome, a heart condition, hypertension, overweight or obesity, pregnancy, history of smoking, and substance abuse disorder; or
- works in a high-risk setting, such as health care workers, first responders, education staff, food and agriculture workers, grocery store workers and other frontline essential workers; or
- lives in a high-risk setting; for example, long term care, correctional facilities and homeless shelters.