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Posted on: September 29, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health Now Offering COVID-19 Booster Doses

Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health (BBPH) is now providing booster doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

CDC recommends booster doses for the following vaccine recipients who have completed their initial series at least 6 months ago: 

These COVID-19 booster doses are different from the third round of vaccinations that were made available in August. The vaccinations available in August were intended to be an additional round of vaccination for individuals with certain health conditions leading to a compromised immune system.  

BBPH hosts a number of COVID-19 vaccine clinics at its 500 East Front Avenue location each week. Call BBPH to schedule an appointment for your booster dose, or schedule your appointment online at www.ndvax.org. Booster doses may be given at the same time as an influenza vaccination. 

At this time, only individuals who completed a Pfizer vaccine series are eligible to receive a booster. Individuals who received the Moderna vaccine will likely need a booster shot, and more data on the effectiveness and safety of this vaccine is expected in coming weeks. Presently, there is not enough data to support getting an mRNA vaccine booster if someone received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. More data about potential booster doses for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is expected in coming weeks. 

For ongoing response efforts to the COVID-19 pandemic, the North Dakota Department of Health has established a COVID-19 Hotline to help answer your questions. You may call 1-866-207-2880, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with questions. Please note that individuals seeking specific medical advice should contact their healthcare provider.

For vaccine clinic inquiries, as well as questions about other health programs and issues, please call BBPH at 355-1540, or you can connect with us online at www.bismarcknd.gov, or through social media: via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more info about COVID-19, visit the ND Department of Health website, NDResponse.gov, or CDC website. For information about influenza, visit the North Dakota Department of Health and the CDC.

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