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On January 7, 2022, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expanded recommendations for booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Under the new recommendations:

  • All adults ages 18 and older may receive a booster shot at least five months after completing their primary mRNA vaccine series. Those 18 years and older may receive the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine as a booster.
  • Teens aged 12-17 years may only get a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster. The booster may be done at least 5 months after completing the primary mRNA vaccine series.

East Central District Health Department is a state-approved district health department that provides public health services to a four-county service area: Boone, Colfax, Nance and Platte.  We offer a wide variety of programs to help us live out our mission and vision.  We are proud to work with community partners and coalitions to help improve the health of our communities.


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