Booster Shots - COVID-19

10/26/2021: 

Upcoming Booster Clinics: 

QVHD is hosting its first COVID-19 booster clinic on Wednesday October 27th from 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM at the North Haven Recreation Center located at 7 Linsley Street, North Haven.  

Moderna and J&J vaccine will be available to individuals 18+. 

Please utilize the following sign-up link to schedule an appointment: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4EACAE2CA1FFC25-qvhd1

QVHD will be hosting weekly booster clinics throughout November from 9:00AM-3:00PM at the North Haven Recreation Center, check back weekly for the appointment sign up link. 

Can't make it on Wednesday's? Visit covidvaccinefinder.ct.gov to find an alternative nearby clinic.

The FDA and CDC have expanded the authorization and recommendations related to booster doses. After yesterday’s ACIP meeting, the CDC director has endorsed the ACIP recommendations for booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines. 

For individuals who received an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna)

For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after their initial series:

For individuals who received a J&J vaccine

For individuals who received a J&J vaccine, booster shots are recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago. This means that all individuals who received a J&J vaccine should receive a booster.

Mixing & Matching (heterologous series)

Both the FDA and CDC support individuals to receive a booster dose that is a different vaccine type than they originally received for their primary series if they choose. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.

Who is eligible for a COVID-19 Booster Shot? 

What is a booster shot? 

 

Frequently asked questions: 

  • Do i have to go to the same COVID-19 vaccine provider? NO! You do not have to go to the same provider you received your first two doses with. 
  • How do i receive a booster? If you are eligible, you can receive the vaccine through your healthcare provider, a vaccine clinic, or participating pharmacies.
  • Can i get my COVID-19 booster and flu shot at the same time? Yes. If it's time for your COVID-19 Booster Dose, get your flu shot the same day! Not eligible for a COVID-19 booster yet? Be sure to protect yourself from the flu by scheduling your flu shot today. While QVHD does NOT offer flu vaccines, find a site near you by clicking here! 
  • Visit covidvaccinefinder.ct.gov to find a nearby clinic.

Announcement Date: 
Tuesday, September 28, 2021