Pfizer Booster Shots

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Starting Wednesday, October 6, the Sullivan County Public Health Services will begin offering the “booster” shot (third dose) of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for eligible candidates. Third-dose clinics will be held at Public Health’s 50 Community Lane office in Liberty every Wednesday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome as long as there is room to accommodate, but pre-registration is encouraged to ensure a quick visit. 
 
Therefore, if you did receive the Pfizer vaccine, and you are interested in getting the booster shot, please refer to the eligibility requirements listed below.  

 
Only the following individuals are eligible for a third dose at this time:

  • Those aged 65 or older who received the Pfizer vaccination at least six (6) months ago
  • Those aged 50-64 who have underlying medical conditions (see list below) and who received the Pfizer vaccination at least six (6) months ago
  • Those aged 18-49 who have underlying medical conditions (see list below) and who received the Pfizer vaccination at least six (6) months ago, based on individual benefit and risk
  • Those aged 18-64 who received the Pfizer vaccination at least six (6) months ago and are at increased risk because of their occupational or institutional setting, including:
    • Essential workers (frontline and non-frontline)
    • Unpaid caregivers of frail/immunocompromised individuals
    • Paid/unpaid workers who must interact with others less than six (6) feet away
    • Residents of a congregate setting, like a homeless shelter or correctional facility

Underlying medical conditions which qualify someone to receive this third dose include:

  • Cancer (current or in remission)
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Pulmonary disease, including COPD, asthma (moderate to severe), pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, and 9/11-related diseases
  • Intellectual and developmental disabilities, including Down Syndrome
  • Heart conditions, including heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy, and high blood pressure
  • Immunocompromised states, like those associated with solid organ transplants, blood/bone marrow transplants, immune deficiencies, HIV, and immune-weakening medication use
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease or thalassemia
  • Type 1 or 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Neurologic conditions, including Alzheimer’s and dementia
  • Liver disease

For more information and to register, please visit the Public Health website 
SC Publichealth/COVIDvaccines/clinics