Community COVID-19 Updates: Boosters and Annual Flu ShotsOctober 4, 2021
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Monday, October 4, 2021
Great appreciation for everyone who has rolled-up their sleeves to be vaccinated! Because of your actions, Sonoma Valley has not experienced the case surges experienced throughout much of the country. Thank you.
Here is your current Covid update:
Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots
On September 24, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that a Pfizer booster dose should be administered at least six months after completion of the Pfizer primary series for:
- People 65 or older
- Long term care facility residents
- People 50 through 64 with underlying medical conditions
The CDC advised that the Pfizer booster may be administered at least six months after completion of the primary Pfizer series for:
- People 18 through 49 with underlying medical conditions based on individual benefit and risk
- People 18 through 64 who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting
Note, at this time, boosters are only approved for individuals who are fully vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine boosters have not yet been approved by the FDA.
We encourage all those eligible for a booster vaccination to consider local resources including: Sonoma Valley Community Health Center’s “pop-up” clinics, Pharmaca, RiteAid, and Safeway. Links to schedule through these resources can be found below.
Schedule at MyTurn website: https://myturn.ca.gov/ .
To find a vaccine clinic in Sonoma Valley please visit the Sonoma Valley Health Partners’ site: https://www.svhpvaccines.org/
ANNUAL FLU SHOTS:
Now is the time to protect yourself and family with an annual flu shot, and we encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity for additional protection during the pandemic. Resources include: SVCHC, CVS, Pharmaca, Rite Aid, and Safeway.
For more information about flu and Covid vaccines, please visit the CDC’s website section on “Frequently Asked Questions” for the 2021-2022 Flu Season: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/season/faq-flu-season-2021-2022.htm
To view the September 2021 Community Covid Presentation by Dr. Sabrina Kidd, SVH Chief Medical Officer, or download a copy in either English or Spanish, please visit: https://www.sonomavalleyhospital.org/coronavirus-2019/
Please contact us directly for additional support and information by calling us at 707.935.5257 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org