The Centers for Disease Control has expressed a clinical preference for individuals to receive a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over the Johnson and Johnson COVID vaccine. The recommendation is based on the latest data on vaccine effectiveness. Appointments are still available for booster clinics at the Allegany County Fairgrounds this Wednesday, and next Wednesday, December 29th. For assistance registering for an appointment or other information, visit the Allegany County Health Department website, or call the COVID-19 call center at (240)-650-3999. Currently, 48.7 per cent of Allegany County residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, compared to the state rate of 69.7 per cent.