BOOSTER SHOTS AVAILABLE
Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 booster doses are available through our partnership with Inspire Diagnostics.
Pfizer boosters are available for children 5 and above, who received their second dose of primary vaccination series at least five months ago.
Who should get one booster (at least 5 months after primary vaccination series):
- Pfizer: Everyone 5 years and older
Who can get the bivalent booster, often referred to as the updated booster (at least 2 months after last booster or primary vaccination series):
- Pfizer: Anyone 12 years and older
- Moderna: Anyone 18 years and older
According to the CDC, the bivalent booster is available, if it has been at least 2 weeks since one has recovered from having COVID-19 virus.
For more information on booster eligibility, visit CDC
Vaccines remain available at our four 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 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. 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.