U.S. Food and Drug Administration Authorizes Second Booster Dose of Two COVID-19 Vaccines for Older and Immunocompromised Individuals

[Excerpt from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration]

Today, we authorized a second booster dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for older people and certain immunocompromised individuals.

We previously authorized a single booster dose for certain immunocompromised individuals following the completion of a three-dose primary vaccination series.

This action will now make a second booster dose of these vaccines available to other populations at higher risk for severe disease, hospitalization, and death.

We amended the emergency use authorizations as follows:
➡️ A 2nd booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines may be administered to people 50+ years old at least 4 months after receipt of a 1st booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine.
➡️ A 2nd booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine may be administered to people 12+ years old with certain kinds of immunocompromise at least 4 months after receipt of a 1st booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine.
➡️ A 2nd booster dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine may be administered at least 4 months after the 1st booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine to people 18+ years old with the same certain kinds of immunocompromise.

Today’s action applies only to the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, and the authorization of a single booster dose for other age groups with these vaccines remains unchanged.

We will continue to evaluate data and information as it becomes available when considering the potential use of a second booster dose in other age groups.

Achievable Health Center will be hosting a mobile vaccination clinic on 12/16

The Achievable Health Center will be hosting a mobile vaccination clinic next Thursday, December 16th from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the upper parking lot of 5901 Green Valley Circle, Culver City, CA 90230.  They have Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccinations available both for initial vaccinations and for boosters.

Everyone is welcome! Below are the links to register.  Walk-ins are acceptable but to reduce your waiting time, please use the links below to register to significantly reduce your wait time.

English – All Doses 18+  — Moderna

https://myturn.ca.gov/appointment-select?config=67bac772-1fef-4ee5-ad73-e91fb7ec737e

 

Spanish – All Doses 18+ — Moderna

https://myturn.ca.gov/appointment-select?config=fb153268-8dfa-448e-a344-06b04b0a88a2

 

 

English – All Doses 18+ — Janssen

https://myturn.ca.gov/?config=9a497663-695e-4281-9e19-a4c350eff8f7

 

Spanish — Aldses 18+ — Janssen

https://myturn.ca.gov/appointment-select?config=de0e6df2-5071-4ee8-8daf-ebef2a903978

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COVID-19 VACCINE TOWN HALL – APRIL 29, 2021 AT 5:00 PM

Embracing Our Community: Live! COVID-19 Vaccine Talk in Partnership With BlackDoctor.Org

Join them for a candid conversation about vaccine concerns in the Black community. This discussion, a collaboration between BlackDoctor.org and Cedars-Sinai, will explore the roots of vaccine hesitancy, as well as answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and community resources.

April 13, 2021

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM (Pacific Time)

www.cedars-sinai.live/vaccinetalk

The Achievable Foundation Health Center offering COVID-19 vaccines on 4/14/21 & 4/17/21

Updates on COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility

PHASE 1A

All groups in Phase 1A are eligible to be vaccinated.

PHASE 1B

All groups in Phase 1B are eligible to be vaccinated.

Individuals 50+

Individuals 16+

  • All individuals age 16 or over will be eligible to be vaccinated from April 15th.
    (Note: People age 16 and 17 can only receive the Pfizer vaccine.)