Courtesy of: Bismarck Burleigh Public Health
Courtesy of: Bismarck Burleigh Public Health

(Bismarck, ND) -- A Bismarck health official is encouraging North Dakotans to get the jab before Christmas. 

Bismarck Burleigh Public Health Director Renae Moch is encouraging anyone who has already been vaccinated to also get their booster shots. Moch says the reason behind her recommendation comes from data showing that both the vaccine and booster shots limit the spread of COVID-19. 

She adds that those who have gotten either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines can get their boosters six months after their first two doses, while those who got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine can get their extra shot two months after their first.