The Greensboro Coliseum Bulk Vaccination Web site Reopens for COVID-19 Booster Vaccinations | Native

GREENSBORO – Health officials resume COVID-19 vaccination efforts at Greensboro Coliseum – this time to give booster and pediatric vaccines if available.

Saturday clinics should make it easier for those eligible for a booster to get one, Cone Health officials said in a press release. Both Cone and the Guilford County Health Department will offer clinics on three Saturdays in October and November.

The Guilford County Health Department and Cone Health are operating COVID-19 vaccination clinics at Greensboro Coliseum in April 2021.

Currently, booster doses are only approved for certain people who have taken the Pfizer vaccine at least six months ago – especially those with immunodeficiency, over 65 years of age or older, or who work in areas where there is a high risk of exposure to COVID-19 .

Data shows that a booster dose of the vaccine increases protection against the coronavirus.

Booster vaccinations for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines could be approved later this month.

Vaccines for children are currently not available. However, the Food and Drug Administration is considering whether to allow COVID-19 vaccinations in children ages 5-11 – with child-sized doses. Previously, in the US, only children 12 years of age and older could be vaccinated with child vaccines limited to the vaccine from Pfizer and its partner BioNTech.

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The new effort is not as big as the mass vaccination site that took place at the Colosseum for several months earlier this year. This initiative included the first and second doses of all three government-approved vaccines against the highly contagious respiratory disease.

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