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8/19/2021 - Booster (3rd dose) COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Booster (3rd shot) COVID-19 Vaccine for those who are moderately or severely immunocompromised ONLY

Effective August 13, 2021 the CDC has recommended that individuals who are moderately or severely immunocompromised and received either Pfizer or Moderna, are eligible to receive a third dose of either Pfizer or Moderna if it has been at least 28 days since their second dose. Eligible individuals include:

  • Active treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies

  • Receipt of solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy

  • Receipt of CAR-T-cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within 2 years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy)

  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g. DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)

  • Advances or untreated HIV infection

  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteriods (i.e.,>20mg prednisone or equivalent per day), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive, tumor-necrosis (TNF) blockers, and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory.

Booster (3rd shot) COVID-19 Vaccine for those who received Pfizer Vaccine ONLY

On September 22, 2021 the FDA amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer vaccine ONLY. Individuals who received Pfizer are eligible to receive a single boost dose as long as it has been at least 6 months since their second dose. Eligible individuals include:

  • individuals 65 years of age and older

  • individuals 18-64 years of age at high risk for severe COVID-19

  • individuals 18-64 years of age whose frequent institutional or occupational exposure to SARs-CoV-2 puts them at high risk of serious complications of COVID-19 including severe COVID-19

Booster (3rd shot) COVID-19 Vaccine for those who received Moderna or Johnson and Johnson

While we anticipate there will be at some point, at this time, there is no approval for a Moderna or Johnson and Johnson booster (3rd dose) vaccine. The FDA is scheduled to meet later this month to approve a potential booster shot for individuals who received Moderna or Johnson and Johnson.

While the health department does not currently offer any booster clinics for those who are immunocompromised or those who received the Pfizer vaccine, you can check the local pharmacies as they are currently giving these out. The health department will continue to monitor the approval process.

For more information, please visit the FDA's website or the CDC's website.

At the current time, the Fairfield Health Department has not scheduled any booster (3rd dose) vaccination clinics). However, follow our social media accounts and check back to our website for updated information. 

Below is a list of locations currently offering Booster (3rd dose) vaccinations in Fairfield. Please note, vaccines are subject to availability. 

Moderna Locations:

  • CVS Pharmacy located at 961 Black Rock Turnpike in Fairfield (corner of Jennings Road). Phone: 203-331-4731. A booster requires an appointment on their website.

  • CVS Pharmacy located at 1968 Black Rock Turnpike in Fairfield. Phone: 203-366-8070. A booster requires an appointment on their website. 

  • Rite Aid located at 1619 Post Road, Fairfield. Phone: 203-259-2353. Walk-in or make an appointment on their website. 

Pfizer Locations:

  • CVS Pharmacy located at 330 Grasmere Avenue, Fairfield. Phone: 203-255-0060. A booster requires an appointment on their website. 

  • CVS Pharmacy located at 698 Post Road, Fairfield. Phone: 203-255-1089. A booster requires an appointment on their website. 

  • Rite Aid located at 1619 Post Road, Fairfield. Phone: 203-259-2353. Walk-in or make an appointment on their website. 

  • Walgreens Pharmacy located at 414 Kings Highway East, Fairfield. Phone: 203-336-3551. Walk-in or make an appointment on their website.