At this time, the County is administering the Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines which is approved for adults ages 18 and over at our Brookdale Community College vaccination site (Montessori Children's Learning Center located between Lots 4 and 5 on the Brookdale Community College campus starting Tuesday, Sept. 14). No one under 18 can be given the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. View additional Vaccine/Testing locations.

The County is also administering the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine, which is approved for children ages 5 and up at our Brookdale Community College vaccination site. Anyone under 18 MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

All COVID-19 vaccines are now approved for use of Booster doses

Pfizer: Booster dose can be received at least 6 months after 2nd dose. The options to get Moderna or J&J as a booster dose after completing a Pfizer 2-dose series is also acceptable. 

Moderna:
Booster dose can be received at least 6 months after 2nd dose. The option to get Pfizer or J&J as a booster dose after completing a Moderna 2-dose series is also acceptable. The Moderna Booster Dose is half the amount of vaccine as the primary series.

J&J:
Booster dose can be received at least 2 months after the 1st dose. The option to get Pfizer or Moderna as a booster dose after completing the 1st dose is also acceptable. 


What's the difference between a third dose and a booster shot?

Third doses

Who: People are eligible if they: (1) Received 2 doses of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine AND (2) are moderately to severely immunocompromised*

Why: Helps protect those who did not build enough protection with 2-dose vaccination

When: Eligible starting 28 days after second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine

*Immunocompromised = an individual with a weakened immune system due to certain health conditions

Boosters

Who: People are eligible if they: (1) Received 2 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine AND (2) are 65+, OR a long term care resident, OR 18+ with high risk of severe COVID-19 due to underlying health conditions or workplace exposure? For example healthcare workers, teachers and others whose job puts them at risk of severe COVID-19. 

Why: Helps protect those with healthy immune systems whose protection from vaccination has decreased over time

When: Eligible starting 6 months after second dose of Pfizer vaccine

For more information regarding the State’s COVID-19 Vaccination approach, go to covid19.nj.gov.

 

 

 

*PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT LOCATED AT 50 EAST MAIN STREET IN FREEHOLD FOR A VACCINE.*

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