The Kane County Office of Emergency Management is encouraging all first responders in Kane County to get a COVID-19 booster shot.
Kane County OEM Director Sean Madison forwarded an email from Kane County Health Department Emergency Response Supervisor Aaron Stevens, saying that the Health Department exclusively administered the Moderna vaccine at KCHD clinics up until March 23, 2021
Stevens said in the email that, now that all three COVID-19 vaccines have received approval for booster doses, first responders should check https://kanevax.org/ to register for appointments at the KCHD clinic and https://kanehealth.com/Pages/Vaccination-Sites.aspx for a complete list of vaccine providers in the county.
Stevens emphasized that individuals may now receive a different vaccine than what they were originally given per recent CDC approval.
Individuals may receive a booster dose six months after the date of their second dose (Pfizer/Moderna) or two months after their single dose of Janssen.
First responders qualify for the booster vaccine under CDC guidelines in the group consisting of those age 18+ who work in high risk settings: Who Is Eligible for a COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot? | CDC
Examples of workers who may get Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Jansen booster shots:
- First responders (e.g., healthcare workers, firefighters, police, congregate care staff)
- Education staff (e.g., teachers, support staff, daycare workers)
- Food and agriculture workers
- Manufacturing workers
- Corrections workers
- U.S. Postal Service workers
- Public transit workers
- Grocery store workers
For questions about whether someone should receive a booster dose, an individual should contact his or her physician. A recent press release from KCHD announcing availability of booster doses and third doses contains further information.
SOURCE: Kane County Office of Emergency Management, Kane County Health Department
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