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Posted on: September 24, 2021

Montgomery County Now Scheduling Booster Shots for Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health announced today it is now scheduling booster shots for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine following FDA and CDC approval. People who are at highest risk for COVID-19 can now receive a Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot to help increase their protection. This includes:

  • People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after receiving the second dose of Pfizer vaccine,
  • People ages 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after receiving the second dose of Pfizer vaccine,
  • People ages 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after receiving the second dose of Pfizer vaccine, based on their individual benefits and risks, and
  • People ages 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after receiving the second dose of Pfizer vaccine, based on their individual benefits and risks.

Occupations at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission include front line essential workers and health care workers as previously detailed by the CDC*

  • First responders (healthcare workers, firefighters, police, congregate care staff)
  • Education staff (teachers, support staff, daycare workers)
  • Food and agriculture workers
  • Manufacturing workers
  • Corrections workers
  • U.S. Postal Service workers
  • Public transit workers
  • Grocery store workers

*List could be updated in the future

To receive the Pfizer booster, you must have received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for your first and second dose. Appointments are required for a booster of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Montgomery County vaccination clinics. Walk-ins are only accepted for first and second doses. Individuals will be required to sign a self-attestation form to receive a booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

Appointments begin Monday, September 27 and can be made by visiting www.montcopa.org/COVID-19Vaccine. There is not cost to receive the vaccine. 

The County operates four COVID-19 vaccine clinics at the following locations:

  • Bethel Community Church of Pottstown, 575 North Keim Street, Pottstown, PA 19464
  • Tuesdays 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
  • Thursdays 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Human Services Center (First Floor, Community Room), 1430 DeKalb Street, Norristown, PA 19401
  • Tuesdays 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursdays 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
  • King of Prussia Mall at the Court (Third Floor, former Thomasville Furniture) 640 W. Dekalb Pike, Suite 3010, King of Prussia, PA 19406
  • Mondays 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Wednesdays 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Fridays 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Willow Grove Parkside Shopping Center (former Petco) 2522 West Moreland Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090
  • Mondays 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Wednesdays 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Fridays 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Can’t find a time or location that works for you? Visit vaccines.gov for a comprehensive collection of clinics in our area, from all providers.  

Residents attending a County-run clinic for a booster dose of Pfizer must bring their CDC vaccination card or a picture of their card on their phone. If they have lost their vaccination card, they should call one of our three health centers for assistance:
 
Boosters have been approved for Pfizer vaccine only. Moderna and J&J vaccines are still being evaluated, at this time no booster shot is recommended.

The County continues to offer a third dose of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for immunocompromised individuals. For a list of qualifying conditions, click here. Immunocompromised individuals will need to sign a self-attestation form to receive a third shot. 

All COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, J&J) and the flu shot are available at Montgomery County vaccination clinics. To make an appointment for a flu shot, visit www.montcopa.org/Flu. To make an appointment for a first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, click here.

Media Contact: Kelly Cofrancisco, kcofrancisco@montcopa.org

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