boosters are available and no appointment is needed
Pfizer and Moderna bivalent boosters are available through our partnership with Inspire Diagnostics.
Pfizer bivalent boosters are available for those 5 years of age and above, who received their second dose of primary vaccination series or first booster at least two months ago. Moderna bivalent boosters are available for those who are 6 years of age and above, who received their second dose of primary vaccination series or first booster at least two months ago.
Who can get the bivalent booster, often referred to as the updated booster? (it has been at least 2 months after last booster or primary vaccination series):
- Pfizer: Anyone 5 years and older
- Moderna: Anyone 6 years and older
According to the CDC, the bivalent booster is available if it has been at least 3 months or 90 days, since one has recovered from having COVID-19 virus. However, you can get the updated booster sooner, and if so, it should be at least 2 weeks and you are fully recovered from Covid-19 and symptom free.
For more information on booster eligibility, visit CDC
Vaccines remain available at our three ongoing 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.
Who should receive a booster shot?
Booster shots of the two COVID-19 vaccine types are available for anyone eligible, including students, educators, support staff, and family members who are 5 years or older and received their second dose at least two months ago. 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.