BOOSTER SHOTS AVAILABLE
Booster doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are available through our partnership with Inspire Diagnostics.
Booster shots of the two COVID-19 vaccine types are available for all, including students, educators, support staff and family members who received their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least five months ago. Pfizer Boosters are available for students ages 5 and older who received their 2nd dose at least 5 months ago.
The second booster is also available for adults 50 years or older and must be at least 4 months after your first booster.
Who should get one booster (at least 5 months after primary vaccination series):
- Pfizer: Everyone 5 years and older
- Moderna: Adults 18 years and older
Who can get a second booster (at least 4 months after first booster):
- Pfizer: Adults 50 years and older
- Moderna: Adults 50 years and older
Unfortunately, Inspire will not vaccinate immunocompromised individuals over 12 years of age with the second booster, although it is approved.
For more information on booster eligibility, visit CDC.
Vaccinations are available at our clinics listed below.
MAKE A VACCINE APPOINTMENT BY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING METHODS:
- Booking directly through your physician
- Find a local appointment via the state’s MyTurn Website
- Register for an Inspire Clinic partnering with Santa Cruz COE
STEPS TO GET VACCINATED WITH INSPIRE:
1. Registration and Consent – Required
Register and provide consent for yourself and/or your child. This is handled through the Inspire partnership. Once registered you may attend one of the clinics below.
All clinics will be closed Saturday July 2 – Monday July 4, 2022 in observance of Independence Day
Who should receive a booster shot?
Booster shots of the two COVID-19 vaccine types are available for all, including students, educators, support staff, and family members who are 5 years or older and who received their second dose at least five months ago. The second booster is available for adults 50 years or older and must be at least 4 months after your first booster. Further information on booster shots is available from the California Department of Public Health.
What is the benefit of a booster shot?
According to the California Department of Public Health, all COVID-19 vaccines continue to provide significant protection against severe illness, hospitalization, and death. However, certain populations are seeing a slight decrease in vaccine effectiveness against infection. Booster doses of vaccines are very common. They are part of most childhood and adult vaccine series to ensure a person maintains optimal immunity against infection from a disease.