Vigo County health officials, residents prepare for COVID-19 booster shot

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VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Indiana Department of Health announced last week that County Health Departments may begin giving the Pfizer booster shot to protect against COVID-19.

The approval came last Friday, following authorization from the FDA. Now, Americans ages 65 and older, as well as people at high risk of severe illness and workers at high risk of becoming infected on the job, can get a booster shot.

Roni Elder, spokesperson for the Vigo County Health Department, said many of the people who went through this month’s drive-thru clinic at the Vigo County Fairgrounds were there to get a booster shot. She also said that an additional 15 people have already came by the Health Department on Monday morning to get the shot.

Elder said many of those getting the booster shot are immunocompromised.

“So what they’re finding is people who are immunocompromised and have those issues is that the two dose might not be enough to protect them as the general population, so that third dose gives the a little more protection,” she said.

To schedule a Pfizer booster shot appointment, call 211 or go to ourshot.in.gov.

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