Booster update: Where is your card?
by Kathy Thayer
assistant recreation manager
It’s all over the news—protection from the vaccination you received appears to dwindle within 6-8 months, so the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is recommending a booster shot for the fully vaccinated.
Currently, you can get the shot from your primary care physician only if you are immunocompromised.
Everyone else will have to wait until it becomes available to the general public. In the meantime, mask up, avoid crowds, social distance and wash your hands often as the delta variant is present in LWSB.
In the case of LW, where GRF and OptumCare facilitated vaccinations for nearly 5,000 residents, we will be notified by the Orange County Health Care Agency when the booster will be available here. But in the meantime, do you know where your CDC card is that was given to you when you were inoculated?
This is the time to hunt for it if you have misplaced it. If you received both shots here and can’t find it, OptumCare will have a record of it and can help you replace it. You will not be able to get the booster without it.
GRF will update the community as more information becomes available. Keep an eye on the LW Weekly and LW Live for the latest news. In the meantime, specific questions about your status or the booster in general should go to your healthcare provider, not GRF.
Note: GRF continues to receive reports of new cases of the delta variant in LWSB among both the vaccinated and unvaccinated. Most clubs and organizations have wisely chosen to suspend in-person meetings for now. Contact your club directly for its status.
If you choose to attend an in-person meeting, masks are strongly recommended and guests are discouraged.