Second COVID boosters will be available soon for Cook County residents 50 and up
Americans 50 and older can get a second COVID-19 booster if it’s been at least four months since their last vaccination, a chance at extra protection for the most vulnerable in case the coronavirus rebounds.
The Food and Drug Administration this 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, the Associated Press reports.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also recommended the extra shot as an option but stopped short of urging that those eligible rush out and get it right away. That decision expands the additional booster to millions more Americans.
An estimated 2,000 Cook County residents will be eligible for a second booster under this scenario. Vaccination events are expected to resume at the Cook County Community Center in Grand Marais once again as the second booster rollouts begin.
Tune in Monday morning (April 4) at 7:40 a.m. on WTIP’s Daybreak program to hear a live interview with Cook County Public Health Supervisor Grace Grinager. During the interview, Grinager will share information about when the events will begin and the details on the registration process.