BOOSTER SHOTS AVAILABLE
UPDATE: Following FDA approval, booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine are available for 12 years of age or over at our school community clinics. Booster doses of all three vaccine types remain available for all school staff.
Booster shots of the three COVID-19 vaccine types are available for all educators and support staff who received their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least six months ago, or who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least 2 months ago. Further information on booster shots and eligibility is available from the California Department of Public Health. Pfizer Boosters are available for 12-17 year old students who received their 2nd dose at least 5 months ago.
Vaccine clinic locations and hours are 9:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.Wednesday and 9:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday at the following sites:
- Cabrillo College, Parking Lot K, 6500 Soquel Dr., Aptos, CA 95003
- PVUSD District Office, 294 Green Valley Rd., Watsonville, CA 95076
- Santa Cruz COE, 399 Encinal St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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
- Book appointment at an Inspire Clinic partnering with Santa Cruz COE
STEPS TO GET VACCINATED WITH INSPIRE:
1. Registration and Consent – Required
Prior to booking your appointment, please register. This is handled through the Inspire partnership.
2. Schedule an Appointment – Required
Please visit one of the Drive-Thru Schedules below to book your appointment.
You may choose which COVID-19 vaccine you receive as a booster shot. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster. The CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.
Who should receive a booster shot?
Booster shots of the three COVID-19 vaccine types are available for all educators, support staff, and family members who are 12 or over and who received their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least six months ago, or who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least 2 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.