How do I receive a vaccine from the Health Department?
COVID-19 vaccines are being offered at the health department on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday during the hours of 8:00-11:30 am and 1:00-4:00 pm. To schedule an appointment, call 788-4468. Walk-ins are accepted but please be prepared that you may have to wait.
When planning to be vaccinated please remember the following vaccine items:
- Pfizer vaccine is a two shot series, 21 days apart and is allowed for 5 years and older
- Pfizer vaccine for 6 months through the age of 4 is a 3 dose series
- Moderna vaccine is a two shot series, 28 days apart and is allowed for 6 months and older
- Johnson and Johnson is a one shot series approved for 18 years and older.
- Novavax is a 2 dose series given 3-8 weeks apart and is for those 18 years and older
For a list of sites where vaccine is located and currently available, check out the CDC's Vaccine finder page.
See the CDC for the latest information on COVID-19 vaccines
Can I get a booster shot?
Pfizer booster shots have been authorized for anyone 5 years of age and over. Moderna boosters are recommended for those 18 and older. How long you need to wait after your initial vaccination varies among the vaccines.
Those over 18 may choose a different vaccine type for their booster dose from what they originally received. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots. For more information on when you are eligible for a booster see the CDC Booster Dose webpage. Those who are immunocompromised can find more details on the recommended time between vaccine doses here.
Eligibility and Spacing of Vaccine Doses
For people who have a health condition that weakens their immune system, the immune response to a COVID vaccine may not be as strong. Guidance on vaccines for moderately to severely immunocompromised is located on the CDC webpage.
The chart below provides information on vaccine eligibility for most people and how long to wait between COVID-19 doses.
Who is eligible for a 3rd vaccine dose?
The CDC has authorized that those who are moderately or severely immunocompromised are eligible to receive a 3rd dose of the Pfizer or Moderna mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. A 3rd dose is different than a booster in that you don't have to wait as long, 28 days, and it is the same dosage as the initial vaccination. See the details about eligibility in this flyer.
Making Vaccines Accessible
If you are in need of having someone come to your home to provide a vaccine to you and your caregivers please see the below flyer with information on where to call. A printable version of the flyer is available here.
- COVID-19 Vaccine Page
- Immunizations During COVID-19
- Provider Guidance & Education
- Flu Vaccine
- How MRNA Vaccines Work?