Ogle County COVID-19 booster update

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OREGON — The Ogle County Health Department is offering COVID-19 booster shots by appointment only in the Rochelle or Oregon office to anyone who meets the recommendations below. 

For the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, a single COVID-19 vaccine booster dose is recommended greater than or equal to six months after completion of an mRNA primary series, in the same risk groups for whom CDC recommended a booster of Pfizer-BioNTech, under FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization. The Moderna booster dose is a smaller 50 microgram dose.

CDC recommends the following groups should receive boosters:

*People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a 50-mcg booster shot of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after their Moderna primary series.

*People aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a 50-mcg booster shot of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after their Moderna primary series.

Additionally, CDC recommends the following groups may be considered for boosters.

*People aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a 50-mcg booster shot of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after their Moderna primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.

*People aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a 50-mcg booster shot of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after their Moderna primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.

For the Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine, a single COVID-19 vaccine booster dose is recommended for persons aged 18 years and older, greater than or equal to two months after receipt of the initial Janssen dose, under the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization.

You may call 815-562-6976 to schedule an appointment. Other locations in Ogle County offering boosters are also listed below or contact your provider.

KSB Hospital/Clinics, Rochelle Pharmacy, Snyders Pharmacy in Byron and Oregon, Walmart in Rochelle and Walgreens in Rochelle.

The OCHD also is accepting appointments for the flu vaccine. This can be given at the same time as your COVID-19 Booster. Both the regular dose and high dose (for those 65 and older) are available.