WEST NEWBURY — The Lower Merrimack Valley Regional Collaborative has announced that it will host two community COVID-19 vaccination clinics for those seeking booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, Dec. 15, and Wednesday, Dec. 22, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at West Newbury Town Office Building Annex, 381 Main St., West Newbury. Clinics will administer booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, which has been authorized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration for those ages 5 and older. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is a two-dose regimen, with three weeks between first and second doses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has authorized a “mix-and-match” approach to booster shots. Clinics will deliver booster shots to anyone who qualifies, whether the patient received the two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna regimen, or the single-dose Janssen (Johnson & Johnson). The CDC recommends that those who have received a full Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna regimen seek out a booster shot after six months, and that those who received a Janssen dose seek a booster shot two months after their initial vaccination. Vaccines are free. Insurance is not required. Attendees will be required to wear masks and maintain physical distance, in accordance with current Massachusetts guidelines regarding clinics. Individuals can check if they are eligible for a booster by using the eligibility tool by visiting mass.gov/BoosterCheck.
To make an appointment to receive a booster at the clinics in West Newbury, visit https://home.color.com/vaccine/register/amesbury?calendar=40aee009-f8b4-4ea5-ba49-baf15824833b
The Lower Merrimack Valley Regional Collaborative includes the towns of Amesbury, Georgetown, Groveland, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury and West Newbury.