The following groups are eligible for a booster dose, according to the WCHD:
- Adults age 65 and older
- Residents of long-term care facilities
- Adults age 50-64 with underlying medical conditions
- Adults ages 18-49 with underlying medical conditions based on individual risk
- Adults ages 18-64 who are at an increased risk for COVID-19 exposure due to occupational or institutional settings
Residents in those eligible groups should wait at least 6 months after receiving their first two doses before getting a booster dose, according to the health department. Currently, only Pfizer BioNTech's vaccine has been recommended for booster shot use, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, meaning those who received doses of Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines should not get a booster until those doses are approved.
Those wanting to receive a booster vaccine dose through the county health department must bring their vaccination card and can sign up for appointments here, or by using the health department's walk-in hours at the Williamson County Ag Expo Center.
See more from the county here.