Current Phase 2

Vaccination Eligibility in Norfolk

Virginians will be able to receive boosters for Moderna and J&J beginning October 22, 2021.  For individuals who received either a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine, a single booster is recommended at least six months after completion of their initial series for those populations who are 65 years of age and older, those living in long-term care facilities, and those 18 years of age and up who are at increased risk due to underlying medical conditions or where they work or live. T

he Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for 5-11 year olds was endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is now available to receive from local health departments and enrolled primary care providers and pharmacies.

A single booster is recommended at least two months after completion of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccines for those 18 years of age and up.

Those eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna booster dose include:

● people 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech/Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech/Moderna primary series,

● people aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech/Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech/Moderna primary series,

● people aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech/Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech/Moderna primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks, and

● people aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech/Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech/Moderna primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.

Examples of workers who may get Pfizer/Moderna booster shots
First responders (ex: health care workers, firefighters, police, congregate care staff)

● Education staff (ex: teachers, support staff, daycare workers)
● Food and agriculture workers
● Manufacturing workers
● Corrections workers
U.S. Postal Service workers
Public transit workers
Grocery store workers

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