COVID-19 boosters for 5 to 11-year-olds

The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency is now offering booster doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines for children ages 5-11 years who have completed their primary series at least 5 months ago.

Pfizer-BioNTech is the only COVID-19 vaccine currently authorized for those ages. COVID-19 booster doses may be given at the same time as other vaccines.

Health officer Rebecca Burns said vaccination continues to be the best protection strategy against severe COVID illness and can reduce the need for hospitalization. She also said COVID-19 vaccine boosters can further enhance protection that may decrease over time after primary vaccination series.

Vaccinations are offered at the agency’s office in Three Rivers, at 1110 Hill St., and in Sturgis, at 1555 E. Chicago Road.

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