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A vaccine dose is prepared at a Kendall County vaccination clinic. (WSPYnews.com file photo).

Following new Centers for Disease Control and prevention guidelines, the Kendall County Health Department is now offering booster shots for additional COVID-19 vaccines.

Health Department Director RaeAnn VanGundy says booster shots are available for all three COVID-19 vaccines for certain groups on Thursdays from three to six and on Fridays from nine to eleven.

For the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, people should wait six months after their first two shots. VanGundy says so far, the CDC is only allowing boosters for certain groups for those two vaccines.

Anyone who received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine should get a booster at least two months after their first shot.

VanGundy says the boosters are meant to bolster the immunity provided by the first round of vaccinations.

VanGundy says people can mix and match vaccines.

According to VanGundy, no one locally has reported any serious side effects from a COVID-19 vaccine booster.

Appointments for vaccines and vaccine boosters can be made on the Kendall County Health Department's web site by clicking here.