Third-dose COVID-19 boosters now available for eligible people

Published on September 27, 2021

an infographic with booster information

Third-shot COVID-19 booster vaccines are available for anyone who is either immunocompromised or in the high-risk category consistent with new information provided by the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control.

COVID booster shots, and first and second vaccinations, are available at the Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center. There is no charge and no insurance requirement, and appointments are not needed.

Eligibility is defined as follows:

Immunocompromised (Moderna, 18 years old+ and Pfizer, 12 years old+)

  • Available 28 days after the second dose.
  • 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 two years.
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency.
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection.
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress immune response.

High-risk (Pfizer only; 18 years old+ only; ages 12-17 do not meet this category for Pfizer at this time.)

  • Available six months after the second dose.
  • Any person, ages 65 and older (regardless of health condition).
  • Any person, ages 18-64, who is high-risk for severe COVID-19.
  • Any person, ages 18-64, whose frequent institutional or occupation exposure puts them at high risk of serious complications of COVID-19. This is considered to include all nurses and health care workers, teachers, day-care workers, first responders and many other work groups.

Studies are still being conducted to determine if or when those who received a Johnson & Johnson vaccine will need a booster dose.

The drive-thru clinic is administered by the City of Fort Worth. It’s open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday at Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center, 5201 C.A. Roberson Blvd. in south Fort Worth.

Helpful pointers about the Wilkerson-Greines vaccination clinic:

  • Take your COVID-19 vaccination card with you to the clinic. If you cannot find your card, staff can assist you onsite.
  • Remain in your vehicle at all times. Wear a mask or face covering.
  • Options for walkups are available, but everyone is reminded to be cautious of moving vehicles.

 

 

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