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Pfizer boosters delayed in Macon

Macon County Public Health will delay plans to begin giving COVID-19 boosters to eligible persons due to a number of COVID-19 positive staff. 

This delay will not affect persons who wish to call and schedule their initial COVID-19 vaccinations or who need to schedule a COVID-19 test. Those who are eligible for the Pfizer COVID-19 booster vaccination who do not wish to wait are encouraged to contact local pharmacies who may be able to provide this service during this delay. Pfizer booster vaccines will instead begin Oct. 15 at Macon County Public Health.

The Pfizer booster is only available to those who received their initial vaccines with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination, and have certain conditions. However, all over the age of 65 who had the Pfizer vaccine, as their primary COVID-19 vaccinations are eligible. The booster vaccine is available at no cost to those who are eligible, regardless of their insurance status. 

To register and schedule an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, call 828.349.2081.

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