Being up-to-date with all recommended COVID-19 vaccines is proving to be the safest and strongest protection against severe COVID-19. As of January 5th, 2022, 97% of COVID-19 hospitalizations are unvaccinated.
Hamilton County Public Health hosts several walk-in (no appointment needed) clinics throughout the week and across Hamilton County. If you need to start, continue, or update your vaccine series, you can find our sites on our COVID-19 page.
Booster doses are now approved for ages 12+. If you haven’t received your booster dose, you should do so soon.
When should you get a booster dose?:
- 6 months after your 2nd dose of Moderna (18+)
- 5 months after your 2nd dose of Pfizer (12+)
- 2 months after your single dose of Johnson & Johnson (18+)
What about breakthrough infections?
Breakthrough infections are becoming more common with the Omicron variant. You can protect yourself from severe infection by arming your immune system with the COVID-19 vaccine. Breakthrough infections in those who are up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccines appear to be mild and shorter in duration.
If you need a COVID-19 test, you can find free PCR testing locations through the Health Collaborative’s Test and Protect site.
Posted by: Amanda Carter