Board of Health Updates- October 26, 2021

115 1st Street SE ● Clarion, Iowa 50525
Phone: 515-532-3461 ● Fax: 515-532-3762

COVID booster shots approved

Wright County Public Health holding vaccination clinics

According to Sandy McGrath, Wright County Public Health Administrator, effective immediately, the CDC recommends individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine get a booster shot. The following groups are eligible for a booster shot at six months or more after their initial series:

● People 65 years and older
● People 18 years and older who reside in long-term care settings
● People aged 18 years and older with underlying medical conditions
● People aged 18 years and older who work or live in high-risk settings

Effective immediately, CDC recommends for individuals who received J&J

● People aged ≥18 years who received a single dose Janssen (J&J) primary series (1 dose) should receive a COVID-19 booster dose at least 2 months after completing the primary series.

J&J vaccine does not have eligibility criteria for the booster dose.

“Doses are available for all individuals who wish to receive a booster,” said MGrath, clarifying that there is no shortage of supply.

Boost doses of Moderna and Pfizer will be available at the below listed three locations for those individuals who have finished their two-dose series prior to May 2021. The J&J booster will be available at Wright County Public Health on Tuesday and Thursdays 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 - 4 p.m. for those who have received a J&J vaccination prior to Sept 2021.

• Clarion Presbyterian Church: 9 - 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday October 27
• St Francis Catholic Church in Belmond: 1:30 - 3 p.m. on Wednesday October 27
• Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eagle Grove: 9 - 10”30 a.m. on Thursday Oct 28

Please bring your vaccination cards with you when you come for the booster shot.