Contra Costa offers COVID booster shots for immunocompromised people

Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) is now offering COVID-19 booster vaccines for moderately to severely immunocompromised people, following new state and federal health guidelines.

CCHS recommends checking with your healthcare provider if you have questions about whether a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine is right for you, and to schedule your booster appointment through your healthcare provider if possible.

An additional dose of either Pfizer or Moderna vaccine may be a healthy choice for people with certain health conditions, such as patients receiving cancer treatment, organ transplant recipients, people with advanced HIV or severe primary immunodeficiency, or people using medicines that suppress the immune system. We ask anyone seeking a booster in Contra Costa to attest that they have a qualifying medical condition.

Contra Costa County has appointments and plenty of vaccines available, both for booster doses and for residents who are 12 or older and still thinking about getting vaccinated, which remains the single most effective protection against COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention have issued a statement that booster doses may be available for more people as soon as September. We are awaiting more information and will post further details on this site as they become available.

People with one of the health conditions listed above-seeking booster doses can schedule online or phone 1-833-829-2626 for an appointment. Click here for more information about vaccination and appointments.