Ages 12 and up can get COVID-19 booster
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expanded its recommendation on COVID-19 vaccine booster doses to include individuals who are 12 to 15 years old. Now, ages 12 to 17 can get a Pfizer booster shot 5 months after their initial Pfizer series. (People ages 18 and up can get either the Pfizer or Moderna booster 5 months after their initial series.)
“We now recommend that all adolescents aged 12-17 years should receive a booster shot 5 months after their primary series. This booster dose will provide optimized protection against COVID-19 and the Omicron variant. I encourage all parents to keep their children up to date with CDC’s COVID-19 vaccine recommendations,” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in a January 5 media statement.
As of January 11, the following Juneau providers are administering Pfizer boosters/vaccines to ages 12 and up:
- Costco Pharmacy
- Walk in Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. (closed for lunch each day 1 – 2 p.m.); or make an appointment here
- Juneau Public Health Center
- Walk in, or by appointment at juneau.org/vaccine or call 907-586-6000
- Availability every Wednesday and Friday in January 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- 3412 Glacier Highway (across from the Twin Lakes parking lot)
- Genoa Healthcare
- Walk-in 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday (closed for lunch 12 – 12:30 p.m.) or call 877-658-0304 for more information
- 1944 Allen Ct. within JAMHI Juneau Health and Wellness, Inc.
- Juneau Urgent & Family Care
- Walk in 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday thru Friday, and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday; or make an appointment here.
- SEARHC’s Ethel Lund Medical Center
- By appointment or during vaccine/booster clinics on Saturdays, Jan. 15, Jan. 22, Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; call 907-463-4040 or sign up online
- 1200 Salmon Creek Lane
You can also call CBJ’s COVID-19 Hotline 907-586-6000 to schedule a vaccine or booster appointment.
For more information, email COVIDquestions@juneau.org or call 907-586-6000.