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CDC Approves Moderna and J&J Booster Shots
Expanded Eligibility Can Now "Mix & Match" Heterologous Boosters
Last Updated on 10/22/21 at 6 AM
Last night, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky endorsed ACIP's recommendation, officially authorizing booster shots for Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for certain populations. Many of you have been calling our pharmacy with questions, and we want to clarify these new guidelines and what they mean.

Please note that THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN "Booster" and "Additional Dose". The terms booster shot and additional dose have become synonymous to the general public, but they imply different meanings. What you need to know is that this specific terminology only applies to the Moderna vaccine. The 3rd dose of Moderna is the EXACT SAME 0.3mL full dosage amount as the 1st and 2nd vaccine -- it's just an additional 3rd shot given to people with severely weakened immune systems. The booster shot of Moderna is half the normal dosage of the 1st and 2nd shot, meaning a booster of Moderna is only 0.15mL. Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson boosters are the same full dosage amount as the primary series.

The new guidelines include the approval of heterologous booster shots -- the "mixing & matching" of any of the 3 available vaccines. The decision to get a booster of a different vaccine manufacturer is up to the discretion of the recipient based on their personal preference.

Anyone who got Johnson & Johnson as their initial COVID-19 vaccine is recommended to get a booster shot of either J & J, Pfizer, or Moderna (half dose) at least 2 months after their first J & J vaccine. For individuals who received the primary series of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, the following groups are now eligible for a booster shot after a minimum of 6 months since their primary series (first 2 doses):
  • People age 65 and older
  • People age 18 and older who live in long-term care settings
  • People age 18 and older who have underlying medical conditions
  • ​People age 18 and older who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure because of their occupational or institutional setting (E.g. healthcare, education, correctional facilities, public transit, homeless shelters, food service, grocery)
Mickey Fine Pharmacy also continues to offer the 3rd full dose of the Moderna vaccine to people who have weakened immune systems.

Please see below for our vaccination hours at Mickey Fine Pharmacy -- located at 433 N Roxbury Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210.
• MODERNA and J&J is offered Monday through Friday from 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM 
• PFIZER and J&J is offered Monday through Friday from 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM
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PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE PHARMACY STAFF TO TRY SCHEDULING AN APPOINTMENT.
If you have questions, please call (310)271-6123 and Press 1 for the Vaccine Hotline. Thank you.
Vaccine appointments for MODERNA and PFIZER are open for the following dates:
     • Monday, October 25th
     • Tuesday, October 26th
     • Wednesday, October 27th
     • Thursday, October 28th
     • Friday, October 29th

     • Monday, November 1st
     • Tuesday, November 2nd
     • Wednesday, November 3rd
     • Thursday, November 4th
     • Friday, November 5th

We also accept walk-ins during the times above BASED ON AVAILABILITY and vaccine supply.
Walk-Ins are not guaranteed a dose, so making an appointment is the best way to ensure a vaccine. Please remember to bring a valid government issued ID with date of birth (e.g. Driver's License, passport, birth certificate).

Remember: People 12 to 17 years old can ONLY receive the PFIZER COVID-19 vaccine. For minors under 18 years old, any official document stating LEGAL NAME and DATE OF BIRTH is valid (e.g. Birth certificate, Passport, Global Entry Card, or Student ID with DOB).

Mickey Fine Pharmacy now offers Flu Shots Monday through Friday between 11 AM to 5 PM.
We are also holding Flu Shot Clinics every Sunday during the month of October from 9 AM to 2 PM.

You can sign up online for an influenza vaccine appointment by clicking the button below.
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