Second COVID booster registration opens Monday, first event April 14
Americans 50 and older can get a second COVID-19 booster if it’s been at least four months since their last vaccination.
The FDA and CDC last week authorized an extra dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine for that age group and for certain younger people with severely weakened immune systems.
An estimated 2,000 Cook County residents will be eligible for a second booster under this scenario. Vaccination events will resume at the Cook County Community Center in Grand Marais once again as the second booster rollouts begin. The first of these events is Thursday, April 14. There will be 200 slots available for people who want a second booster.
Registration for this event begins at 10 a.m. today (April 4) on the county’s COVID-19 hub site.
WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs spoke with Cook County Public Health Supervisor Grace Grinager to find out the details on the second round of boosters available to some Cook County residents.
Other topics discussed during the April 4 interview include an update on the BA.2 subvariant of the coronavirus that is now the dominant source of COVID-19 spread in Minnesota, healthcare reminders for families returning after spring break travel and COVID vaccines for local youth under the age of five. Audio below.