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All COVID vaccines now available for boosters in Utah

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Farmington, Utah — Monday is the first day Moderna and Johnson & Johnson boosters are available, in addition to Pfizer in Utah.

Mix-and-match vaccine brands are also allowed by CDC.

Registered Nurse Carol Sanders works one of the drive-up vaccination lines at Legacy Center in Davis County.

“Most of them are getting the same thing they have had,” Sanders said.

The new booster shots are at a centralized table for those requesting Moderna or Johnson and Johnson and Pfizer is the dominant brand at the clinic.

“It’s just a steady flow of cars from the moment we open the doors at 10:00 a.m and close the doors at 6:00 p.m.,” Davis County Health Department spokesperson Trevor Warner said.

According to Davis County, people eligible for COVID-19 booster shots should make appointments quickly.

preparing for the CDC’s emergency authorization to vaccinate children five to 12 years old.

“Once those kids become available, they’ll be our number one priority. Booster shot appointments will be few and far between. We will be limiting appointments then,” Warner said.

The Utah Department of Health reports more than 112,000 Utahns received their third dose of the Pfizer vaccine as of Oct 20.

Anyone who received a Johnson and Johnson vaccine at least two months ago qualifies for a booster.

For Pfizer and Moderna, you must be six months out from your second shot, plus aged 65 or older, have underlying medical conditions, or work in a high-risk job. COVID-19 vaccinations are available at health department clinics, pharmacies, and doctors’ offices.

Those who are looking for a certain vaccine brand should call ahead before making an appointment.

In the next month, Utah County expects to have Moderna boosters.

 

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