09/25/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/25/2021 10:26
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidance for booster shots for those fully vaccinated with the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The City of Corpus Christi - Nueces County Public Health Department is ready to administer authorized booster shots to eligible patrons at all vaccination sites.
"Your Public Health Department is ready to deliver booster shots to all eligible patrons, and I encourage all residents to stay informed and consult their health care provider to see if a booster shot is right for them," said Annette Rodriguez, Director of Public Health. "They will be available, safe, and accessible to all eligible patrons at all of our vaccination sites."
The following medical conditions have been identified by the CDC as factors that put adults at risk of complications from COVID-19 illness. This list is presented in alphabetical order and not in order of risk.
Additional details on these medical conditions can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-medical-conditions.html.
The CDC guidance only pertains to those who have been fully vaccinated with the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Booster shots have not been authorized for those vaccinated with the Moderna vaccine or the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Booster shots of Moderna or Johnson & Johnson will not be given, and those vaccinated with Moderna or Johnson & Johnson should not seek or get a booster shot of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.
The full CDC release regarding booster shots can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/p0924-booster-recommendations-.html.