Older Adults, Immunocompromised Individuals Advised To Get Additional COVID Booster Shot

The Frederick County Health Department is holding two vaccination clinics.

Frederick, Md (KM) The US Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have some new guidance on COVID-19 vaccinations. Rissah Watkins with the Frederick County Health Department, says both agencies recommend adults 65 and older, and those with immunocompromised systems get an additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

“People who are 65 and older and immunocompromised may be at greater risk for complications with COVID,”: Watkins says. “So that’s part of what’s behind this recommendation from FDA and CDC.”

She says the Health Department is holding a vaccination clinic on Saturday, April 29th at its headquarters at 350 Montevue Lane from 10:000 AM until 12:00 PM. The vaccines are free and no insurance is necessary.

Also, a vaccination clinic sponsored by the Health Department is scheduled for Wednesday, May 3rd at 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM also at 350 Montevue Lane.  Again, the vaccines are free and no insurance is necessary. 

Watkins says anyone who wants to come and receive a vaccination needs to go on line to make an appointment. The web address is FrederickCountyMD.gov/CovidVaccine.

By Kevin McManus