(Joint statement from The Department of Emergency Management, Public Health, and Jefferson Healthcare)
Vaccination clinics planned for Jefferson County
PORT HADLOCK—The FDA, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and CDC have approved and recommended Pfizer vaccine booster shots for the following segments of the population, six months after receiving their second dose:
- individuals age 65 and older or residing in a long-term care facility, or
- individuals 50-64 years of age with underlying medical conditions
- Full list of conditions available here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-medical-conditions.html
Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 9:00AM, those mentioned above may sign up to receive a booster shot through the Jefferson County Public Health website at https://jeffersoncountypublichealth.org/202/Public-Health or by calling 360-344-9791.
The Pfizer booster vaccination clinics will be held at the following locations:
- October 9 at Chimacum School District Multi-Purpose Building, 91 W. Valley Road from 9AM to Noon and 1PM to 4PM.
- October 16 at Blue Heron Middle School, 3939 San Juan Ave., Port Townsend from 9AM to Noon and 1PM to 4PM.
- October 23 at Quilcene School, 294715 US 101, Quilcene from 9AM to Noon and 1PM to 4PM
NOTE: Please bring your vaccination card to your appointment. Please confirm your eligibility by referencing the list of medical conditions prior to making an appointment. Boosters are only available six months or more after an individual has received their 2nd dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
Boosters have only been approved for the Pfizer vaccine. Boosters for either Moderna or J&J have not yet been approved. If you received Moderna or J&J, you are not yet eligible to receive a booster dose.
Pfizer booster shots will also soon be available through some local pharmacies – please check with your pharmacist for availability or by calling Emergency Management at 360-344-9791.
The CDC also acknowledged the following groups may receive a booster dose:
- Individuals age 18 through 64 years with underlying medical conditions (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-medical-conditions.html)
- Individuals who are at increased risk for SARS-CoV-2 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting (such as health care workers, teachers or day care staff, grocery workers, and those in homeless shelters or prisons).
Although approved for these segments of the population, booster doses were more strongly recommended for individuals 65+ and individuals 50 – 64 with underlying medical conditions. As such, the above clinics will initially only be open to the populations listed on the first page of the release. This may change at a later date and/or more clinics may be scheduled. Stay tuned to the Public Health website above for updates.
The Department of Emergency Management, Public Health, and Jefferson Healthcare will be partnering to provide private clinics to health care workers and other individuals who may receive a booster due to exposure in an occupational or institutional setting. Employees in these fields may hear about these opportunities soon from their employer.