HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Reno County Health Department announced Wednesday that it will administer second COVID-19 booster doses to certain individuals following the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the second booster dose on Tuesday and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) offered its full support for the updated guidelines as well. The recommendation includes certain immunocompromised individuals and those over the age of 50 who received their initial booster dose at least four months ago. In addition, the CDC recommends those who received a primary and booster dose of Johnson and Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months ago receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.
Everyone 5 years of age and older is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Those 12 and older may receive a booster. The Reno County Health Department is administering vaccines during normal operating hours. Walk-ins are accepted for ages 12 and over, but appointments are required for children aged 5-11. Call 620-694-2900 and select option 6 for scheduling. The vaccine is free to any Reno County resident, regardless of citizen status or insurance.