Requirements and eligibility for Mesa County residents to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo — Not one, not two, but now a third shot is available for those looking to protect themselves from COVID-19.

If you’re eligible you can now schedule appointments at Mesa County Public Health or Walgreens in Mesa County.

Stefany Busch, with Mesa County Public Health, says, “People who are eligible to get their booster shot can choose from any of the currently authorized boost or COVID-19 vaccines in the United States, so that Johnson and Johnson, Moderna or Pfizer, so if you got Johnson and Johnson you can get Moderna or Pfizer and vice versa all the way around.”

If you received two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna, you must wait 6 months after your second shot, before you’re eligible for a booster.

If you received a first shot of Johnson and Johnson, you must wait two months after your first shot before you’re eligible.

Busch also says, “you should get a COVID-19 booster shot, your eligible to receive one if you are 65 of age or older, if you live in a long term care facility, if you are 18-64 of age and you’re at high risk for COVID-19, or if you are 18-64 years of age and are at high risk because of where you live or work.”

A new announcement today from MCPH might have parents racing to book an appointment for children too.

Parents can now schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments online only for their children.

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