Immunocompromised and those over 50 can get 2nd COVID booster

By on April 1, 2022

(Dare County Department of Health and Human Services)

The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) issued this release on April 1 regarding an additional COVID booster shot for certain segments of the population.

Here is the new information.

On March 29, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended allowing certain immunocompromised individuals and people over the age of 50 who received an initial booster dose at least 4 months ago to be eligible for another mRNA booster to increase their protection against severe disease from COVID-19.

Separately and in addition, based on newly published data, adults who received a primary vaccine and booster dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months ago may now receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.

Details on Additional Booster Doses

Individuals ages 50+ may receive a second booster dose of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine at least 4 months after receipt of a first booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine.

Immunocompromised individuals may seek a second booster at least 4 months after receipt of a first booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine. Visit the CDC’s website to determine if you are considered immunocompromised.

Immunocompromised individuals (ages 12+) who received a booster dose of Pfizer may receive a second booster dose of Pfizer-BioNTech at least 4 months after receipt of a first booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine.

Immunocompromised individuals (ages 18+) who received a booster dose of Moderna may receive a second booster dose of Moderna at least 4 months after receipt of a first booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine.

All individuals (ages 18+) who received Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen primary vaccine and a J&J booster dose may receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 (Moderna or Pfizer) vaccine at least 4 months after their booster dose.

COVID-19 Vaccinations in Dare County

COVID-19 vaccinations are readily available at numerous locations throughout the county including Dare County Department of Health & Human Services and many area pharmacies like: Walgreens, CVS, Sunshine Family Pharmacy, Island Pharmacy, Bear Drugs, and Beach Pharmacy.

Dare County Department of Health & Human Services offers Moderna and Pfizer booster vaccines. You may call your area pharmacy or call our Clinical Services team at 252.475.5003 (select option #2, leave a message if you reach voicemail) to register for a vaccine appointment.

For more information, please visit www.darenc.com/covid19 for links to the CDC and/or NC DHHS websites.

 

 

 



NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING TO REVIEW PLANS FOR AN OUTER BANKS EVENT CENTER
County Dare, North Carolina
Dare County Tourism Board

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Visitors Bureau will hold a public meeting to review the plans for an Outer Banks Event Center. The meeting will take place on Monday, June 6, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Keeper’s Galley building at Haven on the Banks, 115 Dove Street, Nags Head North Carolina 27959.

Still in the conceptual phase, the Event Center is intended to provide suitable and flexible space for year-round events, concerts, sports, meetings, smaller tradeshows, galas and any number of other uses. Learn more about the benefits for visitors and residents and how the Event Center is planned to complement the new Soundside boardwalk that is being designed.

Staff will be on hand to answer any questions. For additional information, please visit our Event Center FAQ page.


 



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