Moderna COVID-19 booster clinic held Tuesday evening in Rhinelander

Published: Oct. 26, 2021 at 3:15 PM CDT
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RHINELANDER, Wis. (WSAW) - Oneida County Health Department will provide free Modern booster vaccines at Grace Foursquare Church in Rhinelander until 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services recommends people who received an mRNA vaccine initially and are at elevated risk of exposure, or have underlying health conditions get a booster dose at least six months after receiving their second mRNA vaccine. People who received a dose of J & J vaccine at least two months ago may also receive a Moderna booster.

The church is located at 4360 State Road 17 in Rhinelander.

DHS’ guidelines for who should receive a booster:

  • People 65 years and older
  • All residents in long-term care
  • People ages 50–64 years with certain underlying medical conditions(link is external):
    Chronic kidney disease
    Chronic lung diseases, including COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), asthma (moderate-to-severe), interstitial lung disease, cystic fibrosis, and pulmonary hypertension
    Dementia or other neurological conditions
    Diabetes (type 1 or type 2)
    Down syndrome
    Heart conditions (such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies or hypertension)
    HIV infection
    Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system)
    Liver disease
    Overweight and obesity
    Sickle cell disease or thalassemia
    Smoking, current or former
    Solid organ or blood stem cell transplant
    Stroke or cerebrovascular disease, which affects blood flow to the brain
    Substance use disorders

DHS recommends that the following populations MAY receive a booster dose of Pfizer at least six months after receiving their second dose of Pfizer vaccine, after considering their individual risks and benefits:

  • People ages 18–49 years with certain underlying medical conditions(link is external) (see above)
  • People ages 18–64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of their job or institutional settings. Occupations at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission include front line essential workers and health care workers:
    First responders (health care workers, firefighters, police, staff at congregate care facilities)
    Education staff (teachers, support staff, childcare workers)
    Food and agriculture workers
    Manufacturing workers
    Corrections workers
    U.S. Postal Service workers
    Public transit workers
    Grocery store workers
    This list could be updated in the future
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