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CDPH Urges Eligible Californians to get COVID-19 Booster Vaccine

Date: October 22, 2021

Number: NR21-310

Contact: CDPHpress@cdph.ca.gov


SACRAMENTO – Today, in a statement issued by California Department of Public Health Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Tomás Aragón, the department urged eligible Californians to get a COVID-19 booster vaccine following approval by the federal government and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workshop.

"Vaccines are how we end this pandemic, and following this week's announcements by our federal partners, boosters will play a critical role moving forward. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is ready and eager to continue working with providers and community partners across California to administer boosters to more Californians. This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded the Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA) for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup recommended supporting the expanded EUA's. These decisions, as well as the authorization to allow for mixing and matching of COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers for boosters, will allow more Californians to increase and maintain the strongest protection against infection heading into the winter months. All eligible Californians will benefit from this added protection and should make receiving their booster vaccine a priority. Eligible Californians can find a booster vaccine through MyTurn.ca.gov and schedule their flu vaccine at the same time to stay as healthy as possible." 

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