Regional Collaborative Offers Free COVID-19 Booster Shots at Clinics Dec. 15 and 22

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Residents of Amesbury, Georgetown, Groveland, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury or West Newbury may receive a free COVID-19 booster shots at either of two upcoming clinics.

The Lower Merrimack Valley Regional Collaborative is providing booster doses by appointment Wednesdays, Dec. 15 and 22, from 5 to 8:30 p.m., at the West Newbury Town Office Building Annex, 381 Main St., West Newbury.

Clinics will administer the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, which has been authorized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration for those ages five and older. The CDC allows a “mix-and-match,” meaning clinics will deliver booster shots to anyone who qualifies, whether they previously received the two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna regimen, or the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

The CDC recommends that those who have received a full Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna regimen seek out a booster shot after six months, and that those who received a Janssen dose seek a booster shot two months after their initial vaccination.

Attendees are required to wear masks and maintain physical distance, in accordance with current Massachusetts guidelines regarding clinics.

To make an appointment to receive a booster at the clinics in West Newbury, click here.

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