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Moderna, Johnson & Johnson booster doses available in Butte County

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BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster doses are available in Butte County, according to Butte County Public Health.

On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The Wester States Scientific Review Workgroup recommended a COVID-19 booster dose for people who received the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

The Moderna booster dose can be taken six months after completion of the primary vaccination series.

The Johnson & Johnson booster dose can be taken two months after receiving the first dose.

People who are recommended to take the Moderna and Pfizer booster doses are listed below:

  • Received your second dose at least six months ago, and
  • Are 65 years old or older, or
  • Age 18 or older who live in long-term care settings, or
  • Age 18 or older who have underlying medical conditions, or
  • Age 18 or older who are at increased risk due to social inequity, or
  • Age 18 or older who work or live in high-risk settings

The Johnson & Johnson booster is recommended for people who got the vaccine at least two months ago and are 18 years old or older.

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The booster shot can be administered as a mix and match dose after the completion of an approved COVID-19 vaccine.

There are four vaccine clinics in Butte County before the end of October and are listed below.

  • Moderna: Tuesday in Chico at the Chico Community Clinic at 560 Cohasset Rd. from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. by appointment only. 
  • Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson: Wednesday in Chico at the Chico Community Clinic at 560 Cohasset Rd. from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. by appointment but walk-ins are welcome.
  • Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson: Wednesday in Oroville and the Nelson Middle School at 2255 Sixth St. from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. by appointment but walk-ins are welcome.
  • Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson: Saturday in Chico at the Butte College Chico Center at 2320 Forest Ave. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a drive-thru event. An appointment is not necessary for this event.

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