The third dose of vaccination is important. Booster vaccines can be done with available vaccines. Boosters can be with the same vaccine in the previous two doses or with different vaccines. The booster vaccine can be done six months after the second dose of vaccine. Countries where a large number of people have been injected with two doses of the vaccine are now experiencing an increase in COVID-19 cases, so it is important for everyone who has received two doses of the vaccine to receive a booster shot.
In some countries, the priority for booster vaccines are health workers, public servants, people who have comorbidities, and also the elderly group. But in the United States, booster injections are available to people of all walks of life. The country is racing against time to provide as many booster injections as possible before December, a month that experts believe is suitable for the virus’ growth.
Every adult in the state of California is entitled to a COVID-19 vaccine booster. The minimum age limit is 18 years and there is no maximum age limit for it. One more requirement is that they must have received the full dose of vaccination, at least six months ago.
On the Central Coast, more and more residents are deciding to do just that. According to the CDC, throughout California there are approximately 25 million people who have been fully vaccinated and more than 4 million people who have received the booster vaccine. Currently, medical personnel are busy doing booster injections and each of them takes an average of 70 to 100 vaccinations per day.
Both the CDC and CDPH have recommended booster shots for those who have received two doses of Pzifer or Moderna vaccine, at least 6 months ago. For those under 18 years of age, a booster shot is recommended for recipients of the J&J vaccine at least two months ago. Some health officials say in the case of Pzifer and J&J, the booster dose is the dose with the same content as the initial two doses, while in the case of Moderna, the booster dose is half of the previous two doses.
In San Luis Obispo County, the health department has recorded no less than 37,000 people who have received booster vaccinations and in Santa Barbara County, more, about 46,000 people. For Matt Higgs, Santa Barbara County Public Health ELC Program Manager, there was an urgent need for a booster shot amid the weakening of the initial two doses and the onset of Winter.