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

Published on September 20, 2021

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Third-shot COVID-19 booster vaccines for immunocompromised patients, along with first and second doses for all people 12 years of age and older, are available without charge 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday at Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center, 5201 C.A. Roberson Blvd. in south Fort Worth.

The drive-thru clinic is administered by the City of Fort Worth with support from Tarrant County Public Health and the Fort Worth Independent School District. The site is prepared to expand capacity once COVID-19 vaccine and booster shots are expanded to other groups.

Immunocompromised patients are eligible for a third-shot booster starting 28 days after they received their second dose of an mRNA vaccine such as Moderna or Pfizer. Studies are still being conducted to determine when those who received a Johnson & Johnson vaccine will need a booster dose.

Read the Centers for Disease Control guidance on third-shot boosters for immunocompromised individuals. 

“COVID-19 prevention through vaccines and mitigation efforts such as wearing a mask and social distancing remain the first and best response,” said Brandon Bennett, Fort Worth health officer. “Multiple studies have shown that vaccines are the most effective way to prevent severe infection and hospitalization from COVID-19.”

In addition to booster shots for eligible people, the drive-thru location will offer first and second shots for anyone 12 years and older. There is no charge and no insurance requirement, and appointments are not needed.

“We want to emphasize the ongoing urgency of vaccinating the unvaccinated,” Bennett said. “Nearly all the cases of severe disease, hospitalization and death continue to occur among those not yet vaccinated at all. We will continue to ramp up efforts to increase vaccinations in Fort Worth and to ensure people have accurate information about vaccines from trusted sources.”

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 will be made available, but everyone is reminded to be cautious of moving vehicles.

To find a vaccination site near you, call 817-392-8478 or email

 

 

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