Tarrant County Public Health Provides COVID-19 Third Dose, Booster to Immunocompromised

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Brian Murnahan
Public Information Officer
Tarrant County Public Health
817-321-5306
ncce_blmurnahan@tarrantcounty.com

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Tarrant County Public Health Provides COVID-19 Third Dose, Booster to Immunocompromised

Aug. 23, 2021 - (Tarrant County) - The COVID-19 third dose, booster vaccinations are now available at all Tarrant County Public Health vaccination clinics for those who are immunocompromised. Vaccinations can be administered as soon as 28 days after the second dose in either the Moderna or the now fully approved Pfizer vaccine.

Booster Shots:

The FDA announced on Aug. 18 that Pfizer and Moderna booster shots will be available to the broader public on September 20, pending a data review and subsequent endorsement by both the FDA and an advisory committee of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People will be eligible for the third dose, booster eight months after their second dose.

Immunocompromised Eligibility Requirements:

  • Are receiving cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood;
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system;
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the past two years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Have a moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency such as DiGeorge syndrome and Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome;
  • Have an advanced or untreated HIV infection;
  • Have an active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress the immune response.

Individuals with any of the above conditions should talk to their health care provider for guidance on if the booster is the best option for them.

Third dose, boosters are available at the following times and locations this week:

Northwest Public Health Clinic
Monday to Friday – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
3800 Adam Grubb Road
Lake Worth, TX 76135

La Gran Plaza
Monday, Aug. 23 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
4200 South Freeway
Fort Worth, TX 76115

Bagsby-Williams Health Center
Monday, Aug. 23 – 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
3212 Miller Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76119

Hurst Fire Department
Tuesday, Aug. 24 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
2100 Precinct Line Rd
Hurst, TX 76054

Sundance Square Pavilion
Friday, Aug. 27 – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Near the intersection of 4th and Main Streets
Fort Worth, TX 76102

 

People who have not been vaccinated can receive their initial COVID-19 vaccinations at the above locations as well.

Testing:

Free COVID-19 testing locations can be found at covidtesting.tarrantcounty.com.

COVID-19 causes respiratory illness with cough, fever and shortness of breath and may lead to bronchitis and severe pneumonia. For more information go to coronavirus.tarrantcounty.com or call the Tarrant County Public Health information line, 817-248-6299, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday - Sunday.

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News release date: August 23, 2021

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