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Notices being sent to Cuyahoga County residents who are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine booster

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Published: Oct. 13, 2021 at 1:22 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Thousands of local residents were sent messages letting the recipients know they are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine booster shot.

Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish, joined by local health officials to discuss COVID-19 case and vaccine data for the region, detailed the reminder process during the Wednesday afternoon briefing.

Several vaccine clinics are being organized by the Cuyahoga County Board of Health as more people become eligible for the booster:

Budish and the others emphasized the importance of being vaccinated and continuing to follow health protocols, especially as more people will spend more time indoors during the colder months.

Pfizer has received emergency use authorization from the FDA for use of the booster in certain individuals.

“If you are at least 65 or have certain medical conditions or are immunocompromised, and you got your second shot six months ago or longer, you are eligible to get the Pfizer booster,” Budish said.

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