COVID-19 booster shots now available in Fort Bend County

The shots are available to those age 65 and older and adults at greater risk of contracting the virus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The shots are available to those age 65 and older and adults at greater risk of contracting the virus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The shots are available to those age 65 and older and adults at greater risk of contracting the virus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

All Fort Bend County vaccine clinics have received COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to administer, according to information presented at a Sept. 28 Fort Bend County Commissioners Court meeting.

The Texas Department of State Health Services released guidance on booster shots Sept. 24, according to Jacquelyn Johnson Minter, the director of health and human services for Fort Bend County. The county received booster shots Sept. 25, which are now available to people who received the Pfizer vaccine for their first two doses.



Within that category, the booster shot is available for people over age 65 and for people over age 18 with an underlying medical condition or who work in a field that puts them at increased risk of exposure to COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Currently, the CDC recommends booster shots for people age 65 or older, people over age 50 with underlying medical conditions, and people age 18 and over living in long-term care facilities.

The county is still waiting on guidance from the Texas Department of State Health Services on administering booster shots to those who received other brands of the vaccine, Minter said.

There are two vaccine clinics in Fort Bend County focusing on booster shots: one at Texas State Technical College in Rosenberg and one at Houston Community College in Stafford. However, all Fort Bend County vaccine clinics have booster shots available, according to Minter.



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