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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Pfizer Booster Doses

On Friday, September 24, 2021 the Washington State Department of Health announced that the booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine can be given to certain individuals following recommendations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Advisory Committee on Immunizations Practices (ACIP), and Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup.  

 The following individuals are now eligible to receive a Pfizer booster dose only if their initial vaccine series was also Pfizer:

  • At least six months after completing the primary Pfizer vaccine series, the following individuals should receive a booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine:
    • People 65 years of age and older,
    • People 18 years of age and older living in a long-term care setting, and
    • People 50 – 64 years of age with underlying medical conditions or those at increased risk of social inequities.
  •  Additionally, the following individuals who completed a Pfizer vaccine series at least six months ago may receive a Pfizer booster dose:

 Only the Pfizer vaccine booster has been approved.  Boosters have not been authorized for Moderna or the Johnson & Johnson vaccines at this time.

 There are serval providers and pharmacies within the Tri-County area that are working to offer Pfizer booster doses.  Please reach out to your local vaccine provider to determine availability. For other near-by options, use DOH’s VaccineLocator.doh.wa.gov website or call the COVID-19 Information Hotline at 1-800-525-0127, then press # to be directed to vaccine providers in the region.

Pfizer booster doses will be offered this week at Care-a-Van locations.  No appointment is needed, and the vaccine events will be at the following locations:

  • September 28th:  Colville Ag Trade Center from 10 AM to 1 PM
  • September 28th: Chewelah Civic Center 3 PM to 6 PM
  • September 29th: Newport Hospital Area 10 AM to 1 PM
  • September 29th: Selkirk High School 4 PM to 6 PM
  • September 30th: Suncrest Fire Station #8 10 AM to 1 PM

For individuals getting their Pfizer booster shots, please make sure to bring your vaccination card to your booster shot appointment.  

If you did not receive a COVID-19 vaccination card at your first appointment, contact the vaccination site where you received your first shot. If you cannot contact your vaccination provider directly, contact Washington DOH's Immunization Information System by calling 866-397-0337. If you received your first dose outside Washington, find your state's IIS contact information here. Vaccination providers are required to report COVID-19 vaccinations to their IIS and related systems. Vaccination providers are required to report COVID-19 vaccinations to their IIS and related systems.   If you enrolled in v-safe or VaxText after your first or second vaccine dose, you can access your vaccination information using those tools.  If you have made every effort to locate your vaccination information and are unable to get a copy or replacement of your vaccination card, you may contact Northeast Tri County Health District at 509-684-2262, opt.#4. 

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