San Luis Obispo County Public Health is now offering second booster doses of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for free at its clinics in Grover Beach, Paso Robles, and San Luis Obispo.
Anyone 50 and older and those 12 and older with certain immune-compromising conditions are eligible to receive the shot.
According to health officials, data shows that two vaccine doses plus a booster provide strong protection against severe illness and death but that protection can wane over time. They say a second booster can help strengthen that protection.
Second boosters have now been formally authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup.
To make an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at a San Luis Obispo County Public Health clinic, click here or call (805) 781-5500