COVID-19 boosters are now available on the Coast

The COVID-19 booster shots are now officially available along the Coast to anyone eligible.

Retail pharmacies including CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart, as well as local pharmacies and clinics, now carry the booster.

To be eligible for the booster, you must either be 65 or older, 18 to 64 with high risk of becoming seriously ill from the virus, or at high risk of catching the virus during work.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends those eligible for boosters receive one at least six months after their second vaccine shot. Memorial Hospital Vice President of Clinic Operations Matt Walker said, “We’ve got readily available clinics that can take care of their requests for a booster shot. I think it is kind of the assurance that you got an immune response capability to prevent any major issue from COVID-19.”

To find a booster shot site near you, visit vaccines.gov.

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