The resolution calls for a booster shot strategy that:
- Is equitable
- Builds on lessons learned
- Accounts for the need to address ongoing vaccine access issues affecting communities most impacted by COVID-19
- Builds on the City’s recent commitment to increase its Community Health Worker staffing and improve health education
- Calls for a robust community engagement and communication strategy
This resolution also tasks staff with reporting any outstanding needs of any City department taking a role in the implementation of the booster shot process. The city says the resolution also calls for a memorandum due back Sept. 21 and a work session presentation on Sept. 28.
Third doses are currently recommended eight months after the initial course of the two-dose vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer. However, those with moderately to severely compromised immune systems are eligible now.
Booster shots for single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines are still pending.
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