3/30/22 COVID-19 Update from the Board of Health

On March 30, 2022, following updated recommendations from the federal government, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that all residents aged 50 and older or individuals who are younger with certain medical conditions may now access a second COVID-19 booster. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday recommended that certain immunocompromised individuals and all individuals over the age of 50 get an additional booster dose of COVID-19 vaccines. The decision follows authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a second booster dose for these groups four months after receiving a first booster of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.

Those eligible include:

  • Individuals 50 years of age and older at least 4 months after getting a first booster
  • Individuals 18 and older with certain medical conditions may get a second Moderna booster at least 4 months after first booster
  • Individuals 12 and older with certain medical conditions may get a second Pfizer booster at least 4 months after the first booster

Should you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the Blandford Board of Health at [email protected].

Important Message Regarding Infant Formula Recall

The US Food and Drug Administration issued a press release regarding a voluntary recall of certain lots of infant formula manufactured in Abbott Nutrition’s Sturgis Facility.

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