NCH Offering COVID-19 Booster Shots
Beginning on October 18th Nantucket Cottage Hospital will be offering booster shots of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to those who meet the eligibility requirements below. Boosters are by appointment only and can be made online at https://covidvaccine.massgeneralbrigham.org/
- Individuals over 65
- Individuals over the age of 18, who live in long-term care settings
- Individuals over the age of 18 with underlying medical conditions
- Individuals over the age of 18 who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure due to occupational or institutional setting
COVID-19 boosters are not yet available for individuals who received the two-dose Moderna, or the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccines. The CDC has only authorized the Pfizer boosters for individuals who have completed the primary series of Pfizer at least 6 months previously.
At this time, the definition of fully vaccinated has not changed. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose of either mRNA vaccine series (Pfizer or Moderna) or after the single dose of the J&J vaccine.