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County of San Diego encourages those eligible to get a booster

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Alexandra Rangel
A San Diego resident gets a booster shot in San Diego County, Nov. 11, 2021.

The county of San Diego is encouraging booster shots for anyone eligible to get one.

Eugene Raiter, a San Diego resident got his booster on Thursday. He said he’s not only gearing up for the holiday season, but also for his 72nd birthday coming up in two weeks.

“This is my back up. I had my two shots already,” Raiter said.

Raiter was one of about 50 seniors scheduled to get their booster shot at the Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center Thursday.

Paul Downey, president and CEO of Serving Seniors, said they’ve been working throughout the pandemic to make sure seniors have easy access to the vaccine.

They serve about 400 to 500 low income and homeless seniors each day.

“Since most older adults were in the early phases of getting the vaccine back in February and March. Their six months have passed. They should get out and get it particularly as we go into the winter months and there's more virus and diseases walking around,” Downey said.

According to the county of San Diego about 345,000 San Diegans 18 years of age or older have received a booster dose.

On Tuesday the California governor encouraged anyone who wants a booster to get a booster as long as they meet the six month time frame requirement from when they last got their COVID shot.

County of San Diego encourages those eligible to get a booster