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Update: Buncombe County Providers Offering Booster Doses for Adults and Adolescents Ages 12+

First Booster Information | Second Booster Information

To find a COVID-19 booster near you visit MySpot.nc.gov.

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The Buncombe County COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic is located at 40 Coxe Avenue in downtown Asheville.

To strengthen and extend protections against severe illness, North Carolinians who have been fully vaccinated with the Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines may now be eligible to receive a booster dose. Booster vaccine shots have been authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to provide continued protection.

First Booster Shots

Moderna: If you were vaccinated more than 5 months ago with the Moderna COVID-19 shot, boosters are now available for people: 

  • 18 years or older
  • For most people - at least 5 months after the final dose in the primary series
  • For people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised - at least 3 months after the final dose in the primary series

The Moderna booster is a smaller dose than what is given in the first two shots. Be sure to let your provider know you want the booster. 

Pfizer: If you were vaccinated more than 5 months ago with the Pfizer COVID-19 shot, boosters are now available for people: 

  • 12 years or older
  • For most people - at least 5 months after the final dose in the primary series
  • For moderately or severely immunocompromised people - at least 3 months after the final dose in the primary series

Johnson & Johnson: A booster dose of either Pfizer or Moderna is recommended:

  • For most people - at least 2 months after the primary dose of the J&J COVID-19 vaccine
  • For people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised - at least 2 months after the additional dose of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

To find a COVID-19 booster visit MySpot.nc.gov and search vaccine locations near you. Not all vaccines may be available at every location.

The Buncombe County COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic located at 40 Coxe Avenue provides vaccinations and boosters to all eligible populations (people 5 and older). 

Additionally, individuals are now able to receive any brand of COVID-19 vaccine for their booster shot. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received and others may prefer to get a different booster. Limited preliminary evidence suggests that booster doses of one of the two mRNA vaccines—Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech—more effectively raise antibody levels than a booster dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. NCDHHS encourages you to speak with a doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you have questions about what booster is right for you. 

Second Booster Shots

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Moderna: People in the following groups can choose to get a 2nd booster of either Moderna or Pfizer at least 4 months after the 1st booster:

  • Adults ages 50 years and older
  • People ages 18 and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised

Pfizer: People in the following groups can get a 2nd booster of either Pfizer or Moderna at least 4 months after the 1st booster: 

  • Adults ages 50 years and older
  • People ages 12 and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised

Johnson & Johnson: People in the following groups can choose to get a 2nd booster of either Pfizer or Moderna at least 4 months after the 1st booster:

  • Anyone who got a J&J vaccine for both their primary dose and booster
  • Adults ages 50 years and older
  • People who are moderaly or severely immunocompromised 

Getting a second booster may be especially important for people over the age of 65 and those older than 50 with underlying health conditions that put them at high risk of severe disease.

Buncombe County Health and Human Services [BCHHS] Immunizations Clinic offers all COVID-19 vaccinations and booster doses. The clinic is located at 40 Coxe Avenue in Downtown Asheville. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary and all COVID-19 vaccinations are offered free of charge.

CLICK HERE TO FIND A BOOSTER LOCATION NEAR YOU

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Updated May 16, 2022 12:42 PM
Published Sep 24, 2021 04:31 PM


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