CDC provides updates about Pfizer booster guidelines
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends that anyone who is eligible for a COVID-19 booster and initially received the Pfizer-BionTech vaccine receive an mRNA booster shot at least five months after completing their primary series.
Individuals who initially received the Moderna vaccine should get their booster shot at least six months after completing their primary series.
Individuals can register for a vaccine at https://ourshot.in.gov, by calling 211 or by calling the Harrison County Health Dept. at 812-738-3237 options 1 or 2.
Harrison County transitioned down an advisory level, from red it was designated on Dec. 22 to orange on Wednesday, Dec. 29. The status indicates a substantial community spread exists for the coronavirus.
In the past week, Harrison County has recorded 207 new positive cases of COVID, bringing the total number of cases since the virus was detected in Indiana to 7,750. Statewide, there have been 1,278,285 positive cases, an increase of 56,988 since last week.
An additional 291,946 tests were done for the coronavirus in the state during the past week, with 224 of them for Harrison County residents.
The number of deaths of county residents remain at 110, while the state recorded 323 more deaths, bringing the total to 18,433. An additional 651 people are believed to have died while having COVID but tests were not completed to confirm.
To date, 3,564,896 Hoosiers are considered to be fully vaccinated against the virus, with 19,117 added to the total in just the last week. There have been 1,410,652 people statewide receive a booster.
Of Harrison County residents, 19,141 are considered fully vaccinated.
The Indiana State Dept. of Health continues to update its COVID-19 dashboard online weekdays at noon.