FDA Approves COVID-19 Booster Shots – Now Available at AVH

This week the Food & Drug Administration approved booster shots for both Moderna and Janssen (J&J) COVID-19 Vaccines. It also approved “mix and match” booster doses for all vaccines. What does this mean?

  • Anyone 65 and older (or 18+ with high-risk medical condition or job) is recommended to have a COVID booster so long as it is at least six months after their 2nd dose of Pfizer, Moderna or first J&J vaccine.
  • Anyone who qualifies for a COVID-19 booster may have a booster from ANY of the available vaccine brands REGARDLESS of what their primary series was.
  • Anyone who has had J&J and wishes to have a 2nd dose of J&J (and qualifies for a booster) may have the second dose as soon as two months after their first J&J.

Boosters and initial series COVID-19 shots are available to all community members every Thursday 2-6 pm at the Alexander Valley Healthcare Medical Center located at 6 Tarman Drive, Cloverdale. CALL for an appointment: 707-894-4229.

AVH is giving initial doses to people of all ages providing a child/children are accompanied by a parent, unless they bring written permission to treat from the parent authorizing another adult to seek medical care for the child/children.

Stay healthy, keep our community strong, get vaccinated.

–Dr. Wheeler, Chief Medical Officer,
Alexander Valley Healthcare Medical Center