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New Hanover County clinics now offering Pfizer Covid-19 boosters for teens

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — New Hanover County now has Pfizer Covid-19 boosters available at its health and human services clinics for ages 16 and up.

Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services approved the third Pfizer shot for teens.

A patient can get the booster if they have been fully vaccinated with either Pfizer or Moderna for at least six months or have been fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson for at least two months.

Those 18 years or up are eligible for the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson’s booster once six months have passed since their second Pfizer/Moderna dose or two months have passed since their initial Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

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“This expansion of Pfizer boosters for people 16 and older is exciting because it gives even more of our residents a chance to build on extra layers of protection against COVID-19,” Assistant Health Director Carla Turner said in a statement. “With students being back in school this fall and the upcoming holiday season, the availability of these boosters right now is priceless in helping reduce the impact of COVID-19 this winter. We encourage all residents to seek out a vaccine or a booster to help our entire community stay safe.”

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Alexandria Sands
Alexandria Sands
Alexandria Sands is a journalist covering New Hanover County and education. Before Port City Daily, she reported for the award-winning State Port Pilot in Southport. She graduated from UNC Charlotte and wrote for several Charlotte publications while there. When not writing, Williams is most likely in the gym, reading or spending time with her Golden Pyrenees. Reach her at or on Twitter @alexsands_

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