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Some COVID-19 vaccine recipients can get booster shots

According to the CDC website,

  • People 65 years and older, 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions, or 18 years and older who live in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot.
  • People 18 years and older should receive a booster shot at least 2 months after receiving their Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. 

Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna

You are eligible for a booster if you are:

When to get a booster:
At least 6 months after your second shot

Which booster should you get?
Any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States 



Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen

You are eligible for a booster if you are:
18 years or older

When to get a booster:
At least 2 months after your shot

Which booster should you get?
Any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States 

For more


The Lincoln County Health Department offers various free testing options.

  • Self-test Everlywell kits for ages 16 and older.  This is a PCR test and the person collects the sample, registers their test kit online and receives results directly within 2-3 days.  Specimens are sent via UPS drop off site.  Available anytime between 8:00am-4:30pm
  • Self-test rapid test kits for children with symptoms ages 2 years through 15 years.  Test is collected by the parent/guardian and results are within 15 minutes.  This is the BinaxNow.  Available anytime between 8:00am-4:30pm
  • Nurse collected PCR tests at the health department by appointment between 8:30am and 10:00am – 4 days a week.  This may change as the need for testing decreases.  These are sent off and results come back in 1-2 days. 


COVID-19 vaccines for children

The health department offers Pfizer for children age 12+.  The health department is expecting to offer vaccine for children 5-11 years old on or after November 3 pending final federal approval.



The health department is giving booster doses of Pfizer and no appointment is needed.  Booster doses are recommended for:

  • People 65 years and older, or residents 18 years and older in long-term care settings. 
  • People 50-64 with underlying medical conditions
  • People 18-49 with underlying medical conditions depending on their individual benefits and risks
  • People 18 and older at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure because of occupational risk. 


Booster doses are recommended for people who received Pfizer or Moderna six months after the last dose.  For people who received J&J, they may receive a booster two months after their vaccine.  Please note that the same product should be used for the booster, but if that is not available (or another vaccine product is preferred) a booster with any of the authorized COVID-19 vaccines is acceptable.  

The health department only offers Pfizer vaccines. 

For more information, contact the Lincoln County Health Department at 433-3231 or visit the CDC website at