October 1 Prince George’s County COVID-19 Vaccination Update
Dear Prince Georgians:
- We have surpassed over 1 MILLION COVID-19 vaccinations provided to eligible County residents! I want to thank our Health Department, Office of Emergency Management, and our many community and healthcare partners for helping us reach this milestone. Most importantly, I want to thank the hundreds of thousands of residents who have stepped up to get vaccinated against this virus.
- This week, we announced that COVID-19 booster shots are now available for eligible individuals who received both doses of the Pfizer vaccine at least 6 months ago. Vaccinations are free and appointments are not necessary. Visit mypgc.us/COVIDvaccine to find a vaccine clinic near you. Booster shots are available via the County Health Department and at local pharmacies, urgent care facilities, retail stores, and other health care providers.
- Those eligible to receive a booster shot include individuals ages 65 or older, individuals ages 18-64 years with underlying medical conditions, or individuals ages 18-64 years who work or reside in certain settings (e.g., health care, schools, grocery workers, correctional facilities, homeless shelters) that increase their risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission.
- Eligible individuals seeking booster shots DO NOT have to receive it at the same clinic where they received their first and second doses.
- The County will not require proof of eligibility or a doctor’s note from individuals to receive a booster shot.
- The FDA has yet to authorize a booster shot for people who received the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
- As a reminder, individuals with weakened immune systems were already approved to receive a third dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. That third dose can be received as soon as 28 days after the second dose for those with weakened immune systems.
Yours in service,
Prince George’s County Executive
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Pastors across Prince George’s County are encouraging residents who have not been vaccinated yet to do so as soon as possible. Join the hundreds of thousands of Prince Georgians who are #ProudtobeProtected by getting your COVID-19 vaccine today.