CUMBERLAND – Cumberland Emergency Medical Services will be offering a COVID-19 booster dose clinic on Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Ann & Hope Building,1 Ann & Hope Way. Enter by the old retail entrance on the railroad track side.
Eligibility to receive a booster dose at the clinic is limited to individuals who initially received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination. Booster doses for the Moderna and Johnson and Johnson (Jansen) vaccinations have not been approved as of this time.
The target population for this clinic is people ages 65 years and older, and ages 50-64 with medical conditions.
According to the release from the Cumberland EMS, the risk of severe illness from COVID-19 increases with age and can also increase for adults of any age with underlying medical conditions. People aged 18–49 years who have underlying medical conditions may get a booster shot after considering their individual risks and benefits, or those who work in an occupation at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission including healthcare workers, firefighters, police officers, EMS providers, congregate care staff, education staff (teachers, support staff, daycare workers), food and agriculture workers, corrections staff, U.S. Postal Service workers, public transit workers and grocery store workers.
Interested individuals should register for the clinic utilizing the following link https://bit.ly/3ahr34o.