• December 3, 2021
 City expands COVID-19 booster to include Moderna, Johnson & Johnson

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City expands COVID-19 booster to include Moderna, Johnson & Johnson

Beginning Monday, October 25, the City of El Paso will administer COVID-19 booster vaccine doses of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, in addition to the Pfizer-BioNTech by appointment for eligible individuals.

“Although immunity in the fully vaccinated has been found to be high several months after administration, a booster shot can help strengthen protection against severe disease in populations whose immunity may have started to diminish and who are at high risk of exposure to COVID-19 or complications from severe disease,” officials say.

Health officials note that this third dose is NOT a booster.

The third dose follows 28 days after an initial vaccine series is administered to people who may not have a strong enough immune response after receiving the initial vaccine series. A booster dose is a supplemental dose given to individuals whose immune response has weakened over time and administered six (6) months after an initial vaccine series is administered.

Individuals recommended for the COVID-19 booster are:

  • People 18 years and older and residents of long-term care settings should receive a booster at least 6 months after their second COVID-19 dose
  • People 18 years and older with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster at least 6 months after their second COVID-19 dose
  • People 18 years and older who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster at least 6 months after their second COVID-19 dose, based on their individual benefits and risks.

For individuals who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are also recommended for those who are 18 years and older and who were vaccinated two or more months agoEligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a “mix-and-match” booster dose.

The City will administer all three booster shots (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson) AND the third dose by appointment only at the following locations:

  • 301 George Perry

8 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday

  • El Paso Convention Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza

Noon to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday

8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday

  • City of El Paso COVID-19 Clinics

8 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday

    • 220 S. Stanton (corner of First and Stanton)
    • 7380 Remcon

o    9341 Alameda

o    9566 Railroad

To make an appointment Click Here and click on the registration form. Residents can also call (915) 212-6843.

ABOUT THE THIRD DOSE COVID-19 VACCINE

Third dose COVID-19 vaccine is also available for moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals.

A third dose is administered 28 days after receiving the second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine to those who are moderately or severely immunocompromised individuals:

  • Receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Received an organ transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge syndrome and Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress the immune response

Individuals are strongly encouraged to talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.

Health officials remind the public to continue wearing face covers, wash your hands frequently and watch your distancing, regardless of whether you have or have not yet received the vaccine. Additional information about COVID-19, can be found at www.EPStrong.org.

For our complete coverage of COVID-19 Click Here

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