By Robert Haugh
Booster shots for all three COVID-19 vaccines are now available in Santa Clara County.
Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized boosters for the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
The FDA also said that patients can “mix and match” boosters from different manufacturers than what they initially received.
“We now understand that the protection from the initial vaccine series may decrease over time, Santa Clara County health officer Dr. Sara Cody said in a press release. “And a booster shot is highly effective in preventing serious hospitalization and death.”
Booster shots are recommended for:
- Johnson & Johnson recipients 18 and older who received their shot more than two months ago.
- Pfizer and Moderna recipients who are 65 and older.
- People 18 and older who live in long-term care settings,
- People with underlying medical conditions
- People who live and work in “high-risk” settings.
For info about county-run vaccine sites, go to sccfreevax.org to find drop in sites and to book appointments.
On Thursday, October 28, booster shots will be given at Santa Clara University from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. according to the County’s website.
Boosters are also offered at many doctors’ offices and pharmacies.
COVID-19 vaccinations through the County sites are free. Insurance is not required and there are no immigration requirements.
Well, the chances that it will work this time would seem a lot higher if people got the vaccine vs. did not. How do you think we got rid of smallpox, polio, etc.? No vaccine is perfect, but we have done a pretty remarkable job of getting something effective to market in time to be useful. Not always so much re getting people to actually use what is available.
Re the original article, Kaiser is now offering boosters in their Santa Clara vaccine tent. I registered online this morning, waited in line about 10 minutes, and walked out with both a covid vaccine booster and a flu shot. Very smooth operation, even with music during the 15 minute post-vaccination allergy check wait. Watch for the line to split, to the right for Pfizer, to the left for J and J or Moderna. Because of that, the line is shorter than it may look. When you sit down for the covid vaccine, you can ask for a flu shot at the same time.
Well Ted, I will grant you this, you are a real piece of work. Are you at lunch with Agnew also or just think the same narrow way?
You claim others are involved in conspiracies but you seem to be on top of them such as your Jewish Space Lasers.
And if you think my health is going to impact yours, are you opposed to the illegal aliens coming across the border, not just untested, or unvaxed, but with active Wuhan Virus? Do you care about that or is it against your woke religion to object to what another woke believe does?
And your term nimby will likely come back to bite you on the butt when the term starts to be realized literally by SB 9 & 10.
But like too many leftists that have gone from opposing ‘the man’ to supporting big govt when you think you will get a free ride.
Living is required, until it’s not. Learning, unfortunately, is optional.
Well Agnews, at least I have the guts and integrity to use my own name. Typical leftist, you switched horses and now back big pharma and call everyone you disagree with racist. Don’t you see how shallow that makes you look? Where do you see race in this at all? Unless it is that a higher percentage of black Americans refuse the shot than white. Is that racist?
Wow Howard Myers is now a QAnon conspiracy theorists and NIMBY advocate. Why anyone listens to this guy about the future of Santa Clara is beyond me. Maybe the Jewish Space Lasers will burn down all the tall buildings on El Camino.
Letting people their make their own healthcare decision seems be constitutionally correct. I spoke with my physician and was urged to get vaccinated, so why should I care about people that aren’t vaccinated? Because Sleepy Joe says so.
Bs, I’ll follow the science, you can follow the liberal agenda..
‘…so why should I care about people that aren’t vaccinated”
Simple answer – your health care decision directly affects my health. Period.
Gee I can’t imagine why people think our city has a racism problem with qannon takes like what prolific commentator mrhmeyrs is throwing out.
Are we expected to believe them that this time it will really work? If it is so attractive why does the govt have to threaten to fire people to get them to take it?
Anyone remember how much fear there was about the possible vaccine a year ago? How many prominent celebrities and politicians said they would never take Trump’s vaccine? If this were still America, land of the free, it would be a choice and not have to be coerced.
Not long ago the people on the left demonized ‘Big Pharma’ and wanted to clip its wings. Now they are on board pushing to increase their record profits.
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