All adults eligible for COVID-19 vaccine booster. 

November 22, 2021

All adults eligible for COVID-19 vaccine booster. 

The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson boosters for all adults who have already received their primary COVID-19 vaccines. 

The notice came jointly in a press release by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) 

Eligible individuals should get booster doses six months after their primary mRNA series or two months after a single dose of Johnson & Johnson.

Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may prefer the vaccine type they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different type of booster vaccine. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots. Individuals are asked to consult their healthcare provider if there is a question which vaccine is appropriate for them.

COVID-19 vaccine cards or immunization records should be brought when receiving the booster. The records are available at any vaccine provider. Downloadable immunization records are accessible free at the Michigan Immunization Portal. To obtain a record, create a MILogin account at Michigan.gov/MiImmsportal and upload a valid government issued photo ID such as a driver’s license, state ID or passport. If you do not have records in the portal contact your healthcare provider or local health department.

As previously recommended, people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems should receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days after a second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. This additional dose is intended to improve the response of people who are immunocompromised to their initial vaccine series.

To date more than 5.6 million Michiganders aged 5 and up have gotten at least their first dose of one of the three COVID-19 vaccines. From January to November 5, unvaccinated Michiganders accounted for 88% of COVID cases, 88.2% of hospitalizations and 87.7% of deaths. Many Michiganders are still in need of the extra protection provided by booster doses, including residents of long-term care facilities where outbreaks can spread quickly, and extra protection is strongly recommended.

To schedule your COVID-19 vaccine, go to www.dhd10.org/schedule or call 888-217-3904. To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine, visit Michigan.gov/COVIDVaccine.

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