SWOSU Offering All Three COVID Vaccines on Fridays
With the recent announcement of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccination booster shots now available to a large population, Southwestern Oklahoma State University continues its Friday vaccination clinics on the Weatherford campus.
Dr. Randy Curry, coordinator of the SWOSU College of Pharmacy Rural Health Center, said the clinics are free and open to everyone.
Clinics are scheduled every Friday through the end of October except October 15 (SWOSU is closed for Fall Break) and run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Pioneer Cellular Event Center. Appointments are preferred and can be made by calling 580.774.3025. Walk-ins are accepted at the clinics.
The FDA authorized, and the CDC has approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to be administered as boosters at least six months after completion of the primary Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine series. The CDC recommends the following should receive a booster shot:
- Individuals 65 years of age and older and residents of long-term care facilities
- Individuals 50 to 64 years of age with underlying medical conditions
Additionally, the CDC recommends the following may receive a booster shot:
- Individuals 18 to 49 years of age with underlying medical conditions and upon consideration of individual benefits and risk
- Individuals 18 to 64 years of age who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting
- At this time, Moderna and Johnson &Johnson (J & J) are not eligible for booster administration except individuals who received their first and second doses of Moderna can receive a third dose only if they have a severely compromised immune system.
In addition, SWOSU continues to offer the first two doses of all three vaccines for Pfizer, Moderna and J & J.