Moderna COVID-19 vaccines & boosters at the health departments

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LABELLE -- The Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties is offering Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations and booster doses by appointment, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Scheduling Your COVID-19 Vaccination

To make an appointment, please call 863-674-4041 (LaBelle), 863-983-1408 (Clewiston) and 863-946-0407 (Moore Haven) and press 0.

Receiving Your COVID-19 Vaccination
Please arrive at your appointment on time. Remember to bring the following:
· A valid Florida driver license or valid Florida identification card.
· If you are receiving your second dose, please bring your vaccination card with you to your appointment.

 Do I need a COVID booster shot?
On October 21, the Advisory Committee on Immunizations Practices (ACIP) recommended the use of COVID-19 vaccination boosters for both the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and Janssen COVID-19 vaccine (Johnson and Johnson) under the current emergency use authorization. Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine boosters were previously recommended by ACIP on September 24, 2021.

Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 booster vaccines are currently recommended for individuals 18 years of age and older who have completed their initial COVID-19 vaccination series, at least 6 months have passed since the completion of their second dose and they meet one of the following criteria:

· 65 years or older
· Reside in a long-term care facility
· 18-64 years of age with underlying medical condition(s)
· 18-64 years of age with increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational* or institutional setting

Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) COVID-19 booster vaccines are currently recommended for individuals who have received their initial COVID-19 vaccination and at least two months have passed since their initial dose.

There are booster shot recommendations for all three COVID-19 vaccines in the United States. Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose, when available. Some individuals may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received, while others may prefer to get a different booster.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots of COVID-19 vaccine.

For additional information regarding COVID-19 vaccine boosters, visit https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/p1021-covid-booster.html

NOTE: *CDC lists first responders, educational staff, food and agriculture workers, manufacturing workers, corrections workers, US Postal Service workers, public transit workers and grocery store workers as individuals at increased risk.

Where to Go
You may schedule your Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine appointment at any of the health departments in Hendry or Glades Counties.

· 1140 Pratt Blvd, LaBelle, FL 33935, (863) 674-4041

· 1100 S. Olympia, Clewiston, FL 33440, (863) 983-1408

· 1021 Healthpark Drive, Moore Haven, FL 33471, (863) 946-077

Lost Vaccine Card
If you have lost or misplaced your vaccine card and you received your COVID 19 vaccination from the health department, staff can provide you a copy of your vaccination record from Florida Shots. The Florida Shots records is your official vaccination documentation.

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