The COVID-19 vaccine is a crucial step for our community to get back to normal and the Moderna, Pfizer and the Johnson & Johnson vaccines have all been cleared after rigorous review by the FDA and are safe and effective.
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Everyone over the age of 16 is now eligible to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine. You can now register and schedule an appointment on demand. Walk-ins are also welcome at certain sites including NRG Park in Harris County. Enter Gate 16A off of Main Street and staff will be there to help you when you arrive.
If you do not have transportation for your vaccination appointment, please contact the HCPH Vaccine Hotline at 832-927-8787.
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday night authorized booster shots of both Johnson & Johnson’s and Moderna’s Covid vaccines, another critical step in distributing extra doses to tens of millions of people. At the same time, U.S. regulators authorized “mixing and matching” vaccines, allowing Americans to get a booster shot from a different drug maker than the one that made their initial doses. (Lovelace Jr., 10/20)
Deciding which booster shot to get can feel a lot like a choose-your-own-adventure book — you’ve got three options, but don’t have a clue which one leads to the best outcome. The Food and Drug Administration recently authorized a mix-and-match booster shot strategy that now allows eligible adults to pick a booster from one of three Covid-19 vaccines — Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson — even if it’s different from the one they initially received. (Parker-Pope, 10/27)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in updated guidelines Tuesday that some immunocompromised people who have received either Pfizer or Moderna's COVID-19 vaccines will be able to get a fourth shot. People over 18 who are "moderately to severely immunocompromised" and have received three doses of an mRNA vaccine may get a fourth shot (of either the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson vaccines) at least six months after getting their third Pfizer or Moderna dose, per the CDC. (Saric, 10/26)
AP: U.S. Opens COVID Boosters To All Adults, Urges Them For 50+:The U.S. on Friday opened COVID-19 booster shots to all adults and took the extra step of urging people 50 and older to seek one, aiming to ward off a winter surge as coronavirus cases rise even before millions of Americans travel for the holidays. Until now, Americans faced a confusing list of who was eligible for a booster that varied by age, their health and which kind of vaccine they got first. The Food and Drug Administration authorized changes to Pfizer and Moderna boosters that makes it easier. (11/19)