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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 27, 2021
CONTACT: RoAnn Warden, Public Health Officer, 608-328-9390
Green County Public Health Offering COVID-19 Booster Doses
Green County, WI – Beginning Thursday, October 28th Green County Public Health will begin offering COVID-19 booster doses of all three COVID-19 vaccines – Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. Green County Public Health will offer the booster doses at our regularly scheduled walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. at Green County Public Health
(N3152 WI-81, Monroe).
The CDC and Wisconsin Department of Health Services recommend that certain populations who have increased risk of exposure to or transmission of COVID-19 receive a booster shot of Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines at least six months after having received their second dose of the vaccine, this includes those who are:
• 65 years and older
• 18 years and older and live in long-term care settings
• 18 years and older and have underlying medical conditions
• 18 years and older and live or work in high-risk settings
Additionally, individuals age 18 and older who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine should receive a booster dose at least two months after their primary vaccine dose.
For a complete list of who is eligible to receive a booster dose of the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines please visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine-dose.htm
Booster doses are intended to help those who are already vaccinated against COVID-19 maintain the highest level of immune system protection. Evidence suggests that immunity wanes over time for some people who were initially well-protected by the COVID-19 vaccine. For those people, a booster dose will strengthen and extend their protection against infection, serious illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19.
In addition to Green County Public Health, community members can get vaccinated through their health care provider or pharmacy. To find a vaccine provider visit vaccines.gov. Individuals getting their booster dose should bring their CDC COVID-19 vaccination card with them to get vaccinated.
The level of COVID-19 disease activity in Green County remains very high at this time. Green County Public Health urges those who are 12 years of age and older and not yet vaccinated to get the COVID-19 vaccine. In addition, community members should continue to take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 including mask wearing, physical distancing, hand washing, and avoiding large gatherings.
To stay up to date on the COVID-19 pandemic please monitor the Green County Public Health website and Facebook page.