Vaccine Information

ALL MISSOULA COUNTY RESIDENTS 12 AND OLDER ARE NOW ELIGIBLE FOR COVID-19 VACCINATION

Booster doses for immune-compromised residents

The Missoula City-County Health Department is now providing third dose shots to immune-compromised patients. Third doses are needed in immune-compromised patients to give them the full protection the vaccine provides, as they likely did not get the full protection from two shots alone. Immune-compromised patients include, but are not limited to, those with certain types of cancer, those taking immunosuppressant drugs and those who have experienced an organ transplant.

Third dose shots are only for patients who previously received Moderna or Pfizer. The FDA has not authorized booster shots for Johnson & Johnson patients at this time.

While the White House is laying out a plan for third dose booster shots for all Americans, the FDA has not officially given emergency use authorization to third dose boosters for the general public.

MCCHD has no further information on boosters for the general public at this time, but we will keep the public informed of developments as we receive them. Please note the third dose shots for immunocompromised individuals are not considered their eight-month booster. This special group may need a fourth shot when the FDA authorizes eight-month booster shots.


COVID-19 VACCINES: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?

Moderna

  • Two doses
  • Second does administered 28 days after first one
  • Approved for ages 18 and older

Pfizer

  • Two doses
  • Second does administered 21 days after first one
  • Approved for ages 12 and older

Johnson & Johnson

  • One dose
  • Approved for ages 18 and older
All three vaccines are highly effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19. The best vaccine for you is the one that's available!

 


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