All COVID-19 related services will discontinue on Friday, October 28th, 2022.
Burleson Public Health Authority will cease to provide COVID-19 related services on October 28th, 2022. Due to persistently low demand of COVID-19 vaccination, testing, and lower severity of the disease and infection, City of Burleson Public Health Authority will discontinue all COVID-19 related services: vaccination, testing, record, and medical consultation. Theaforementioned services are widely available and easily obtained through local pharmacies, personal physicians, and medical clinics. See below for resources, should such COVID-19 related services be needed.
Vaccination and testing: local pharmacies, personal physicians, and medical clinics
Texas Department State of Health Services - Requesting Immunization Records - (800) 252-9152
For any other questions: contact us at 682-312-2780 or email CallCenter@Burlesontx.com
COVID-19 Booster Shots
On March 30th, 2022, the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their booster authorizations and recommendations for COVID-19 vaccination in the United States. Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as their booster shot; either the same vaccine previously received, or as a “mix-and-match” booster dose with any other available vaccine.
For FIRST booster
Individuals 12 years and older are eligible for a booster shot at 5 months or more after their primary series for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
Individuals 18 years and older are eligible for a booster shot at 5 months or more after their primary series for Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
For individuals who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are also recommended for those who are 18 years and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.
For SECOND booster
According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its clinical recommendations to include the following:
A second booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine may be administered to individuals 50 years of age and older at least 4 months after receipt of a first booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine.
A second booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine may be administered to certain immunocompromised individuals (see below) 12 years of age and older at least 4 months after receipt of a first booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine.
A second booster dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine may be administered to certain immunocompromised individuals 18 years of age and older at least 4 months after the first booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine.
In addition, adults who received a primary vaccine and booster dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months ago may now receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.
Immunocompromised individuals include people with a range of conditions, such as recipients of organ or stem cell transplants, people with advanced or untreated HIV infection, recipients of active treatment for cancer, people who are taking some medications that weaken the immune system, and others. A full list of conditions can be found on CDC’s website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/immuno.html
Texas Health and Human Services (link https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/) and Burleson Public Health Authority recommends that people consult a healthcare provider if they have questions about their risks from COVID-19 and whether a booster dose would be beneficial for them.
Further questions, please call the Resource hotline at 682-312-2780 from M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Pregnancy causes changes in the body that could make it easier to get very sick from respiratory viruses. This makes people who are pregnant and recently pregnant at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all people 12 and older, including people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future. If you would like to speak to someone about COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy, you can visit mothertobaby.org or contact MotherToBaby experts at 1-866-626-6847.
Get a free COVID-19 vaccine without ID or insurance, go to CovidVaccine.Texas.gov. Walk-in vaccinations are available.