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Berrien County Health Department offering COVID-19 boosters to 16-17 year-olds

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In response to new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Berrien County Health Department is now offering Pfizer COVID-19 booster doses for residents ages 16-17.

Individuals are eligible for the Pfizer booster six months after they complete the primary two-dose vaccine series. It is recommended teens who received the Pfizer vaccine series stay consistent and receive the Pfizer booster. Individuals 18 and older may receive any U.S.-approved booster.

The Berrien County Health Department offers regular and booster doses for ages 12 and older during a walk-in clinic 3-6 p.m. Tuesdays at its Benton Harbor office. Individuals ages 16-17 need written parental consent or a parent or guardian present, and anyone younger than 16 must have a parent or guardian present. All are asked to bring their vaccination record to the clinic.

COVID-19 vaccine appointments are available for children ages 5-11. To schedule an appointment, visit bchdmi.org/covid19.

Community members who have questions about COVID-19 and the vaccines are encouraged to call BCHD’s hotline toll-free at 800.815.5485 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information about BCHD’s COVID-19 response and vaccine clinics, visit bchdmi.org/covid19.

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