By Mike Kruzman /

Eligible residents can now schedule a COVID booster dose with the Livingston County Health Department.

Following the recent FDA approval and CDC recommendation of booster doses for all 3 available COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S., the county health department is now scheduling appointments.

For individuals who received the Phizer or Moderna vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after their initial series: those 65 years of age and older; and anyone 18 and up who lives in a long-term care setting, has underlying medical conditions, or who works or lives in high-risk settings.

All individuals 18 and older who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are being encouraged to get a booster if two or more months have passed since their shot.

Some people may prefer to get a booster that matches the type of vaccine they got, but CDC recommendations now allow for individuals to get a different brand. The Livingston County Health Department, however, urges anyone who is considering a switch to consult a healthcare provider ahead of time. The health department will not give individual guidance on the interchangeability of booster doses. Residents receiving a booster through the LCHD are required to show proof of prior vaccinations.

You can request proof by visiting

Schedule a vaccination or booster with the LCHD at

For more information about the COVID vaccine, visit or

Further questions can be emailed to, or made be calling (517) 546-9850.