A booster shot is an extra dose of vaccine that strengthens and prolongs your immunity to a particular disease.
You are eligible for a Moderna booster shot if you meet one or more of the following criteria:
A booster shot is recommended due to concern that the effectiveness of the vaccine decreases over time and may not protect against a new strain, such as Delta. A booster may be given to older people or those with chronic medical conditions or other risk factors.
The FDA and CDC recently supported a “mix-and-match” approach that allows people to choose a different vaccine for their booster than the one they started with.
Any adult who got a Johnson & Johnson vaccine may get a booster from Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson as long as it has been at least two months since their single-dose shot. Here at MRH, we encourage those who got the J&J to get the Moderna booster. The science is very, very clear that it gives you more antibody response than getting another J&J: which we will NOT be offering.
No. Booster shots will not be given at Walk-In Care. Please plan to visit us at one of our open clinics in Millinocket or Patten to get your booster. No appointments needed!
At this time, MRH is only planning to offer Moderna boosters, which are both safe and effective when paired with Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson or Moderna vaccines.