On September 24, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup recommended booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine for specific populations. As of October 22, 2021, both groups amended their recommendation to include the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, after an extensive review of available data. People may receive booster shots of either the vaccine they originally received or a different vaccine.
All adults over the age of 18 should receive a booster dose at least six months after completing the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine series or two months after receiving a dose of Johnson & Johnson.
Over 200 sites in Ventura County offer COVID vaccines, including a network of medical offices, community clinics, pharmacies, Public Health clinics, and mobile clinics. Vaccine appointments can be scheduled on MyTurn.ca.gov or by calling (833) 422-5255. Appointments are not required at county clinics. The Public Health clinic schedule is available at www.vcrecovers.org/vaccine. Residents are required to bring proof they have completed their initial vaccination series, which can be in the form of the white vaccination card, a photo of the white card, or a digital record of the previous two doses. At some sites, residents may be asked to sign an attestation form indicating they meet the criteria to receive a booster. Digital vaccine records can be accessed at https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/.
The Ventura County Area Agency on Aging provides no-cost transportation to vaccination sites for those who need support and in-home vaccination for homebound individuals. Services can be requested at 805-477-7300.
Visit the California Department of Public Health’s website for more information.