August 17, 2021
chambers county public health offering covid-19 booster vaccines to eligible patients in mont belvieu
Chambers County Public Health will begin offering COVID-19 Booster Vaccines to eligible patients on Thursday, August 19, 2021, in alignment with directives issued by the Centers for Disease Control.
On Friday, August 13, 2021, the United States Food and Drug Administration amended the Emergency Use Authorization for both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to allow an additional dose to be administered to people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems after an initial 2-dose series.
Following this, the CDC now recommends that people whose immune systems are compromised moderately or severely should receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine after the initial 2 doses as widespread vaccination remains a critical tool to helping stop the pandemic.
"We all have to work together to slow the spread of COVID-19," said Chambers County Judge Jimmy Sylvia. "Getting a vaccine and wearing a face covering are two small ways that you can do your part to keep your family and your community safe."
Chambers County Public Health will offer their first booster doses of vaccine Thursday, August 19, 2021, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in Mont Belvieu, TX. Both Moderna and Pfizer vaccines will be available.
Booster doses will be available to people who meet the CDC's recommended criteria. That is, people who have:
- Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
- Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
People should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.
Registration is required to receive a booster dose at Thursday's clinic. To register, visit bit.ly/chamberscovaccines. Questions? Call Chambers County Public Health at 409-267-2731.