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Get your flu shot and Covid booster at The J

A seated young girl gets her Covid vaccination at The J's outdoor vaccine clinic held in December 2021
More than 40 people, including six children, got the jab at The J’s Covid vaccination clinic in December 2021.

The LJCC will host a Covid booster and flu clinic Wednesday, November 2, 3-6 p.m. The clinic, which will be free and open to everyone, will take place at The J, with all shots administered by Ritch’s Pharmacy. The J’s first Covid clinic last December (also with Ritch’s) was aimed specifically at children and earned a mention in Kaiser Health News

People who come to the clinic should be prepared to show:

  • Photo identification
  • Prescription insurance or medicare card (if available)
  • Covid vaccination record, if getting the Covid booster (but we can start a new card for you, if necessary)

But note that nobody will be turned away from the clinic, as Ritch’s is currently participating in a grant program to help offset services to community members who are in need.

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Plenty of experts are warning about the coming resurgence in Covid cases this winter. Read more in Science, Salon, and Forbes. As for the flu, the Centers for Disease Control report that “Flu activity is highest and increasing the most in the southeast and south-central parts of the United States.”

About the updated (bivalent) Covid-19 vaccine booster

Eligibility depends on:

  • Pfizer bivalent: 12 years and up 
  • Moderna bivalent: 18 years and up
You must have finished a primary series of:
  • Pfizer two doses
  • Moderna two doses
  • J&J one dose

You are eligible for the bivalent booster two months after your most recent booster dose, or two months after recovering from an active case of Covid.