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Wayne County health officials start selecting residents who can receive COVID-19 Vaccine Boster shots


Beginning Monday, Wayne County health officials say a select group of residents can receive COVID-19 vaccine booster shots.

The county is offering a third dose of either Pfizer or Moderna vaccine to those who have a compromised immune system.

The individual must have had their second shot of those vaccines at least four weeks ago.

Residents who received the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine are not yet eligible for a booster injection.

Detroit officials, using similar criteria, began scheduling booster shots for city residents last week.

Experts predict federal health officials will soon formally recommend a third vaccine shot for anyone who was inoculated at least eight months ago.

That’s when many scientists say the vaccine appears to greatly lose its effectiveness against the Delta variant of COVID currently surging nationwide.

Quinn Klinefelter
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