WARRENSBURG, Mo. (Oct. 26, 2021) – Johnson County Community Health Services (JCCHS), in accordance to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services’ (DHSS) amended state’s standing order, is offering booster shots of both Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech for those who qualify.
JCCHS offers first, second, and booster COVID-19 vaccines every Wednesday during a Walk-in Wednesday COVID Vaccine Clinic from 1 to 4:30 PM at 723 PCA Road in Warrensburg, Mo. No appointment is needed.
Following federal guidance issued from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), DHSS has amended Missouri’s standing order for Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine administration. Those who received either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine can receive a booster shot at least six months after their initial series based on CDC guidance:
- people 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster;
- people aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster;
- people aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster; and
- people aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting (e.g. frontline medical workers, teachers, and first responders) may receive a booster.
The list of medical conditions categorized as high-risk by the CDC is available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-medical-conditions.html.
Missourians with an underlying medical condition are encouraged to speak with their healthcare provider about whether a booster shot is right for them.