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County Health Departments pushing booster shots

If you are eligible, the health departments in Door and Kewaunee counties hope you consider getting a booster shot to better protect yourself against COVID-19. The Food and Drug Administration gave the ok last week for a wider number of people who have already received the Pfizer vaccine to get the booster shot after initially approving only the immunocompromised to get it. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services supported that recommendation earlier this week. People above the age of 65 and those facing certain occupational hazards are encouraged to get their third shot six months after receiving their second dose. The reason behind the booster was spelled out on Thursday when state health officials shared evidence showing that immunity from the virus is weakening over time. Door County Public Health Officer Sue Power says the response has been strong since it began offering the extra dose to more people.

There has been no word yet on when similar approvals will be made for those who received the Moderna or the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. You can call Door County Public Health to schedule your booster dose for their usual Wednesday offering or during their upcoming flu vaccine clinics that begin on October 7th on Washington Island before coming to the Door County Fairgrounds on October 11th and October 12th. You can also call Kewaunee County Public Health to schedule your appointment.

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