Discovery Health is now offering COVID booster shots for eligible seafarers.
If you received a J&J shot initially, you will be eligible for a booster shot two months after your first shot. For example, assume today is October 27, 2021. If your first shot was on or before August 27, 2021, you are now eligible for a booster.
If you are eligible for a booster, you can now “mix and match” your second shot as long as your first shot was approved in the US. That means if your first shot was J&J, your booster shot can be J&J, Moderna, or Pfizer. Discovery Health will ask you what your preference is when you schedule your booster shots. If you have no preference, Discovery Health will default to the vaccine they have on hand for that day.
Boosters are not yet approved for those who are fully vaccinated with a vaccine not yet approved in the US. For example if someone has already received two doses of AstraZenca, we cannot provide them with a booster in the United States.