NDDoH to host live Town Hall to discuss COVID-19 vaccine boosters

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The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) will host a live Town Hall event Thursday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m. CT to discuss COVID-19 vaccine booster recommendations, availability, and long-term care planning.  

In the last two weeks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended, the use of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for a single booster dose, to be administered at least six months after completion of the primary series for certain individuals.

The following individuals are recommended to receive a booster dose:

  • 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 their Pfizer primary series,  
  • people aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer primary series,
  • people aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks, and
  • people aged 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 their Pfizer primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.

These recommendations are ONLY for those who originally received the two-dose series of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine.

WHO:

  • Paul Carson, MD, FACP, North Dakota State University
  • Molly Howell, MPH, North Dakota Department of Health
  • Vanessa Raile, North Dakota Long Term Care Association

WHEN: 2:00 p.m. CT Thursday, Sept. 30

WHERE: Microsoft Teams Virtual Town Hall

Members of the public can view the Town Hall event live Thursday at health.nd.gov/covidtownhall and submit questions to the panel using the “Q&A” feature on Microsoft Teams.

Advance registration is not required to attend.

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