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Dana Hall to hold Covid-19 booster clinic Feb. 10

The Pfizer Covid-19 booster shots was approved on January 5 for 12-17 year olds by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that it is taken five months after a person’s initial vaccination. The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine got approved for ages 5-11 in late October by the FDA.

Dana Hall will hold a vaccination clinic on February 10 for the Dana Hall community. They will administer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for ages 12 and older. 

Everybody ages 5 years and older is now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Lauren Goldberg, the Director of the Middle School, “is thrilled that all [Dana Hall] students are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine for ages 5-11.” She believes this will “enable our community to reach a high level of immunization, which will help us stay healthy.”

The Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 booster shots for ages 18 years or older got approved in November. The CDC said that people could take the Pfzer booster shots even if they had taken the Moderna vaccine and vice versa. People who took the Johnson and Johnson vaccine can take either the Pfizer or Moderna booster shot, but it can be at least two months after receiving the initial vaccination rather than six months. 

Pia Manna, the Director of Health Services at Dana Hall, said, “The booster shots will increase the immunity as the initial vaccine effective rate declines. It will add another layer of protection and it is the way to stop the spread”. She feels very excited and hopeful and is encouraging that people take the vaccine.

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