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Tech. Sgt. Hazel Mangabat, 88th Healthcare Operations Squadron, injects Dr. Octavio Borges, a contractor with the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, with the COVID-19 vaccine Jan. 8, 2021, on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
Tech. Sgt. Hazel Mangabat, 88th Healthcare Operations Squadron, injects Dr. Octavio Borges, a contractor with the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, with the COVID-19 vaccine Jan. 8, 2021, on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. (R.J. Oriez/U.S. Air Force)

(Tribune News Service) — Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is now offering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster shot to people with certain qualifying conditions.

The booster is available at military medical treatment facilities and Department of Defense vaccination sites nationwide.

“We’re happy to announce that the Medical Center is now authorized to administer the Pfizer vaccine booster shot to eligible beneficiaries who completed the two-dose Pfizer COVID-19 primary vaccine series at least six months ago,” Col. (Dr.) Ryan Mihata, deputy commander of the 88th Medical Group, said in a base release.

Eligible beneficiaries include those who are 65 and older, those aged 50-64 with underlying medical conditions and those dealing with certain qualifying conditions, including cancer and chronic lung diseases.

At this time, booster shots are not recommended for those who received the Moderna two-dose vaccine and the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen single-dose vaccine or a mixed series of vaccines.

Vaccines are available in the Wright-Patterson Medical Center auditorium.

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