Those who are eligible can now get their Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shot from the Wichita Falls-Wichita County Health District. 

In a press release, the Health District announced that the Texas Department of State Health Services advised vaccine providers to begin administering the booster to adults who met certain criteria.

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Even though the Pfizer vaccine provides lasting protection from COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following individuals get the booster shot: 

  • people aged 65 years and older and residents of long-term care settings should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their PfizerBioNTech primary series,  
  • people aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their PfizerBioNTech primary series, 
  • people aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks, and  
  • people aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks. 

This only applies to the Pfizer vaccine and is not for those under the age of 18. The Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and Janssen vaccines have yet to be approved for a booster shot. It's important to note that the FDA has not authorized the mixing of vaccine brands. 

Booster shots will be administered from 9 am – 4 pm Monday through Thursday and from 9 am – 1 pm on Friday. Schedule your appointment here.

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