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Health department official discusses secondary COVID-19 vaccine

Health department official discusses secondary COVID-19 vaccine

How quickly do I need a second COVID-19 vaccine shot?

How quickly do I need a second COVID-19 vaccine shot? AP Illustration/Peter Hamlin

Local county health departments are receiving a vast amount of questions and phone calls about how individuals can schedule an appointment for their secondary COVID-19 vaccine.

When you get your first dose of vaccine, you will receive a vaccination card to show you when to return for your second dose. For your second dose, depending on which vaccine you received initially (Pfizer/Moderna), there is a wait time before you are eligible to receive your 2nd “booster” shot.

The Pfizer shot is 17-23 days while the Moderna shot is 24-28 days.

The Center for Disease Control states, “There is NO maximum interval between the first and second doses for either vaccine. Individuals should not get the second dose earlier than the recommended interval.”

We are working diligently to create the best plan for you and our communities. More information will be available the week of January 25th for individuals on how to schedule their second dose.

With so much information being circulated, we believe the fastest most efficient way to get accurate information out into the community is by utilizing technology. Following your local county health department on Facebook can be key to staying up to date with the most current information.

How to Create a Facebook Account:

1. Download the Facebook app or go to

2. Then click “Create New Account”

3. Enter your First & Last Name, either mobile phone number or email and create a password. You may also enter your sex and your date of birth.

4. You will then be sent a verification code to either your email or phone number, depending on which one you entered.

5. You can then begin “adding” friends if you would like (or you may skip this step).

6. Using the search Facebook in the upper left hand corner, search your Local County Health Department.

  • Craig County Health Department
  • Delaware County Health Department
  • Mayes County Health Department
  • Ottawa County Health Department
  • Rogers County Health Department
  • Wagoner County Health Department
  • Washington CHD

7. Scroll down to see the latest posts on our page

Don’t be afraid to ask a family member, friend, church member, senior center or neighbor for help on setting up a Facebook account.

We thank our community for being active about receiving their COVID-19 vaccine and ask that individuals be patient with us during this time.

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