Newsom Receives COVID-19 Booster Dose, Encourages Residents to Receive Theirs When Eligible

During a visit to a health clinic in Alameda County on Wednesday, Governor Gavin Newsom received his COVID-19 booster vaccine. The Governor, after receiving his initial single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in April of this year, opted for the Moderna COVID-19 booster.

The Governor was joined by California Health and Human Services (CalHHS) Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly and other local leaders in Oakland to encourage eligible Californians to receive their COVID-19 booster dose and keep immunity strong, particularly as the winter months approach.

Recall, the FDA, CDC, and Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup last week cleared the way for the administration of booster doses among specified populations, including the use of “mix-and-match” COVID-19 vaccines for boosters.

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