EHS To Offer Covid Vaccine Booster Shots To Everyone Starting The Week Of September 20

The Liberty County Hub through the EHS vaccine clinic is preparing for administering the Pfizer and Moderna booster shots beginning the week of September 20, 2021 based on the Texas Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations. This includes applying vaccine boosters to individuals after eight months of receiving their second dose.

The Liberty County Vaccine HUB located at Texas Emergency Hospital is currently offering Pfizer 1st and 2nd dose, as well as booster shots for individuals with moderate to severe compromised systems.

Hours of operation of the Vaccine Hub is 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. No appointment is needed at this time.  For more information, call: 281.592.5410. To receive the booster shot, Individuals will be required to bring their vaccination card with them, along with their identification and insurance card (if Applicable).

On August 12, 2021 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revised both Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccine Emergency Use Authorization to include guidance on administering an additional dose in certain immunocompromised individuals.   The CDC recommended that people whose immune system are moderately to severely compromised receive an additional dose of mRNA Covid-19 vaccine at least 28 days after an initial two-dose mRNA series of Pfizer or Moderna.

On August 18 2021, the US Department of Health and Human Services released a statement regarding Covid-19 vaccine booster shots. According to the statement, they have developed a plan to begin offering booster shots this fall subject to FDA evaluation of the safety and effectiveness of a third dose of the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines and the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) issuing booster dose recommendations based on a thorough review of the evidence,

Please visit our website www.emergencyhospital.care for more information on vaccines and booster.

 HOW TO PROTECT AGAINST COVID-19

Source: Texas Health and Human Services.

According to the Texas Health and Human Services, vaccination is the best tool we have to protect people and communities from COVID-19.  Masks can add protection as part of a layered prevention strategy.

A growing number of studies have shown:

  • Vaccines are working. Studies show that they are effective in real-world settings in preventing severe disease, hospitalization, and death.
  • Vaccines have proven to be effective against the variants currently circulating in the country, including the Delta variant.
  • Unvaccinated people are more likely to be hospitalized or die from COVID-19 than people who are fully vaccinated.

Based on new CDC guidance, do I need to keep wearing a mask if I’ve had the COVID-19 vaccine?

Vaccinated or not, wearing a mask in indoor public spaces can help protect you and everyone close to you. You might choose to wear a mask in outdoor, crowded settings for added protection. As breakthrough cases are reported, DSHS continues to urge full vaccination. Full vaccination is the best defense against COVID-19 and its variants, like Delta. See CDC’s guidance for fully vaccinated people for more information.

What does it mean to be “fully vaccinated”?

People are considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer COVID-19 or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine

Read More at:  Texas Health and Human Services

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