Moderna J&J boosters available at Health District COVID-19 clinics

A technician prepares to give a Covid-19 booster shot
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Las Vegas, NV (KXNT) - The Southern Nevada Health District is urging all eligible people to get a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Booster doses are now available at Health District clinic locations.

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For people who received the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster at 6 months or more after they received their second dose:

- 65 years and older
- 18 and older who live in long-term care settings
- 18 and older who have underlying medical conditions, which include but are not limited to: cancer, chronic heart, lung and kidney diseases, dementia, diabetes, down syndrome, HIV, overweight and obesity, pregnancy, organ transplants, and stroke.
- 18 and older who work or live in high-risk settings, including health care workers and frontline essential workers. A complete list of eligible occupations is available on the Health District website.

For people who receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, booster doses are recommended for those who were vaccinated two or more months ago, regardless of age or other underlying risk factors.

People can get the booster dose with same vaccine as they initially received or with a different vaccine. An additional dose is also recommended for people with moderate to severely compromised immune systems.
This additional dose can be administered 28 days after their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine has been received. Individuals who receive this additional dose should get the same vaccine they initially received.

Additional COVID-19 resources and information, including testing locations, are available on the Health District website at www.snhd.info/covid.