Berrien County Health Department offering booster shots to 16 and 17-year-olds

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. – The Berrien County Health Department is now offering booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to 16 and 17-year-olds.

In response to the CDC’s new guidance, the Pfizer COVID-19 booster dose will be ready for those in that age group.

Individuals are eligible for the Pfizer booster six months after they complete the first two doses of the vaccine series. The Pfizer booster is recommended for teens that received the first two shots in order for the series to remain consistent.

Anyone 18-year-old and up can receive any US-approved booster.

The Berrien County Health Department is offering regular doses for the 12 and older and booster doses for those 16 and older in a walk-in clinic. The clinic takes place every Tuesday at the department’s Benton Harbor office from 3 pm to 6 pm.

16 and 17-year-olds need written parental consent or a parent or guardian present to get a vaccine. Anyone under 16 needs a parent or guardian present. You are asked to bring your vaccination card to the clinic.

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