Washtenaw County begins administering second booster shots: Who’s eligible

Health Department offering Pfizer, Moderna boosters

FILE - Vials for the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are seen at a temporary clinic in Exeter, N.H. on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. The Food and Drug Administration has authorized another booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for people age 50 and up, Tuesday, March 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) (Charles Krupa, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

ANN ARBOR – The Washtenaw County Health Department began administering additional booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for eligible individuals on Monday.

The Food and Drug Administration recently authorized an extra dose of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for individuals age 50 and up and for those with weakened immune systems. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has also recommended a second booster for individuals who meet the criteria.

Here’s who’s eligible, according to WCHD’s website:

  • Those 12+ who are moderately or severely immunocompromised may choose to receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the first booster dose.
  • Those 50+ who are not moderately or severely immunocompromised may choose to receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the first booster dose.
  • Those 18-49 who are not moderately or severely immunocompromised and who received a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as both their primary series dose and booster dose may receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the first J&J booster dose.

Getting a second booster

Walk-ins are welcome during clinic hours at the Health Department’s offices at 555 Towner in Ypsilanti.

Clinic hours:

  • Mondays: 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. On the first and third Tuesday of each month, clinic is open from 5-7 p.m. (upcoming evening clinics: 4/5 and 4/19).
  • Wednesdays: 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m.
  • Fridays: 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m.

Individuals are asked to bring a form of identification and are urged to bring their existing vaccination card if seeking a booster.

Individuals who attend the vaccine clinic do not need to be residents of Washtenaw County or U.S. residents.

For more information about COVID-19 vaccines, visit the Health Department’s website.


About the Author:

Meredith has worked for WDIV since August 2017 and was voted one of Washtenaw County's best journalists in 2019 by eCurrent's readers. She covers the community of Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in International Broadcast Journalism from City University London, UK.