With the recent announcement of the approval for the Pfizer booster vaccine, Greene County Public Health has a plan in place to administer those shots.

Starting Tuesday, public health will provide the booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for those 65 and older and individuals in specific at-risk groups. The initial recommended groups include individuals 65 and older and who are residents in long-term care, 50-64 year-olds with underlying medical conditions, 18-64 year-olds with underlying medical conditions, 18-64 year-olds who are at an increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission due to an occupation or institution. It is recommended for those individuals to receive the third booster dose at least six months after the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

Greene County Public Health Director Becky Wolf says the booster dose is only for those individuals who received the first two doses of the Pfizer vaccine. However, she is hopeful that the same approval will be given for the Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines soon.

The Pfizer booster dose is available by appointment only and to schedule your Pfizer booster dose appointment, please register at https://hipaa.jotform.com/203558336058156.