Yes. Federal and State regulatory agencies have provided authorization for certain groups to receive booster or third doses. Our Boosters and Third Doses webpage offers clarification on who is eligible to receive an additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the difference between third doses and booster shots, and where to find one.
Some people experience side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine. Side effects are usually mild and generally happen within 6 weeks of receiving a vaccination. It is for this reason the FDA required each of the authorized COVID-19 vaccines to be studied for at least two months (eight weeks) after the final dose.
Some common side effects include:
- Pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site
- Muscle pain
For more information, visit the CDC webpage: Possible Side Effects After Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine
There are many vaccine providers in Marin County administering third doses and boosters to people who are eligible including Health Care Providers, Pharmacies, and Marin Public Health. For more information about where you can receive a booster, visit our Boosters and Third Doses webpage.
A “third dose” of a COVID-19 vaccine is administered to individuals with weakened immune systems who have not responded fully to initial doses.
A “booster” dose is administered when the response to initial vaccination might have decreased to levels that increase vulnerability.
Stay up-to-date with the latest information about booster and third doses by following the latest information on the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and CDC websites.