Moderna booster dosage concerns prompted cancellation of Virginia Beach employee-only vaccine clinics, spokesperson says

According to a spokesperson for the city, Coronavirus vaccination clinics were cancelled for Virginia Beach employees throughout the remainder of the year because of concerns about "improper dosage" in the Moderna booster vaccine.
Tiffany Russell stated that the concerns are being reviewed by the city auditor's. She declined to provide any details, citing privacy concerns regarding medical privacy.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Moderna booster contains half of the dose people receive for their first two shots. The CDC recommends that people with moderate or severe immunocompromised get an additional dose, which is different than the booster.

The clinics for employees were to take place at the Parks and Recreation Administration Building and EMS Headquarters.

If employees believe that their Moderna booster dose was incorrect, they can contact the city auditor. City officials sent an internal message to employees.

The cancellation does not affect community-based clinics that are run by the health department.

Ali Sullivan, 757-677-1974,