by Photo Steven Cornfield

The Center of Disease and Control (CDC) expanded the eligibility of booster shots for eligible populations. 

Individuals who received Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna Covid-19 vaccinations are eligible for a booster vaccination 6 months after their primary series. Those who have underlying medical conditions, reside in a long-term facility, work in an institutional setting or are older than 65 are eligible to receive the booster. 

Those who received Johnson & Johnson may receive a booster dose two months after their primary vaccination and are available for populations 18 or older. 

Individuals may receive a booster dose that differs from the brand they received in their primary series of vaccinations. However, the CDC recommends not to allow for this type of mix and match dosing. 

The City of Chula Vista is currently anticipating shipments of Moderna vaccines and booster shots, which will likely be administered next week. 

The Chula Vista Fire Department is currently offering vaccinations every Thursday from 1pm to 4pm at the Chula Vista City Hall. The administration of Moderna doses will likely be hosted on Tuesday or Wednesday to avoid confusion from Pfizer-BioNTech. 

The South County Live Well Center at 690 Oxford currently offers Pfizer-BioNTech booster doses. 

Updates will be posted on the city’s Covid-19 webpage.


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