On March 29, the FDA authorized another COVID-19 booster for people age 50 and older.
People in that age group can now get a fourth dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines at least four months after their previous booster.
The FDA also cleared a fifth dose for people 12 and older who have severely weakened immune systems.
About two-thirds of Americans are fully vaccinated, but half of those eligible for a first booster haven’t gotten one. Health officials are urging people to get vaccinated if they have yet to do so.
Despite the current low levels across the U.S., COVID-19 remains a global pandemic and experts are worried that another variant could bring an uptick in cases this spring.
The second booster may be available through your primary care physician or other healthcare providers.
The city’s drive-through vaccination site at the Alamodome closed in March, but there are still many pop-up vaccination clinics and the second booster is available at each of them.
University Health offers the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines at several pharmacy locations. An appointment or registration isn’t needed. Locations include:
- Robert B. Green Campus Pharmacy: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays
- Medical Center Pavilion: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays
- Southeast Clinic: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays
- Southwest Clinic: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays
- Texas Diabetes Institute: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays
- Keep up with the latest vaccine news here.