Officials from Douglas County Health Department are awaiting word from federal medical experts. Officials anticipate that the majority of the country’s population will soon be eligible for COVID-related benefits. Eight months have been fully vaccinated after receiving 19 vaccination boosters. However, persons who have already been vaccinated but are still at risk of infection are eligible for the booster dose.
Sarah Bouckaert said, “This means they could have had an organ transplant and they’re receiving immunosuppressant therapies or medications to kind of weaken their immune systems, if you’re currently treating any active cancers or like blood cancers and just in general if you have conditions that make your body immunosuppressant.” Kubat’s Pharmacy pharmacists have previously given several vaccinations to immunocompromised individuals.
Rudy Tesar was one of the first people to be vaccinated. He says he’ll take the booster without hesitation. Whenever officials determine it’s safe for the general public to get the booster injection, pharmacies are hoping to play a big role in getting those shots out. You can go right in, speak with a pharmacist or intern, and get vaccinated the same day before leaving. It’s entirely safe, and for the patient, it’s a lot faster and more efficient. Douglas County officials say they’re waiting for emergency use authorization before giving booster shots to those who had the Moderna and Pfizer vaccinations.