BOOSTER VACCINATION CLINIC OCTOBER 19TH

LEE COUNTY, NC – October 14, 2021 – The Lee County Health Department will administer the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster vaccine at the Dennis Wicker Civic Center October 19th from 9 am – 11 am.  Please see the current guidance below from CDC to see if you qualify.   

CDC recommends:

  • People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series;
  • People aged 50 to 64 with certain underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series;
  • People 18 to 49 who are at high risk for severe COVID-19 due to certain underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks; and 
  • 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 booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.

Examples of individuals who may be included to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine include first responders (e.g., healthcare workers, firefighters, police, congregate care staff), education staff (e.g., teachers, support staff, daycare workers), food and agriculture workers, manufacturing workers, corrections workers, U.S. Postal Service workers, public transit workers, and grocery store workers.

If you are not sure whether you are eligible for an additional dose (booster shot) of the COVID-19 vaccine, you need to discuss this with your primary care physician.

Heath Cain, Director of the LCHD said, “There was an increase in demand for the booster vaccine last week and that aids in improving the health of our community.  If you are interested in receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, we have a spot for your shot.”

Appointments may be scheduled:

The Dennis Wicker Civic Center is located at 1801 Nash Street in Sanford. Any individual who is interested in receiving the booster vaccine must bring their COVID-19 vaccination card with them and proof of ID to streamline the vaccination process.

For additional information about COVID-19 booster shot vaccinations, call the Lee County Health Department at (919) 842-5744; media questions may be directed to Hailey Hall with Lee County Government at (919) 718-4605 ext. 5521 or hhall@leecountync.gov.


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