Update: September 20, 2021
All Oregonians age 12 and older are eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine. People ages 12-17 must get the Pfizer vaccine. People over 18 can get any of the available vaccines.
Even if you’re vaccinated, continue to take care of your health and the health of your family and friends: wear your mask, limit gatherings, and wash your hands.
Third doses of Pfizer and Moderna Vaccine
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized an additional vaccine dose for the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines in some immunocompromised people on August 12, 2021. The CDC now recommends a third dose for immune compromised people - such as people who have received solid organ transplants or are receiving cancer treatments - who got the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.
The current vaccines are highly effective against COVID-19. However, a third dose of the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines has been shown to increase the protection offered, especially in immunocompromised people. If you are immunocompromised, talk to your doctor or health care provider about when and how to get the third dose.
At this time, an additional shot is not authorized for people who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, or for non-immunocompromised people, although this may change.
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