ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THE COVID-19 BOOSTER?

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) authorization and CDC’s recommendation for use are important steps forward as we work to stay ahead of the COVID-19 virus and keep Americans safe.

For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after their second shot:

  • People 65 years and older.
  • Age 18+ who live in long-term care settings
  • Age 18+ who have underlying medical conditions
  • Age 18+ who work or live in high-risk settings

Please note that the Moderna booster vaccine dose is half of the dose that was administered for the primary series of two shots.

To Pfizer vaccine teen recipients of the original series: Teens who are 12-17 are NOT ELIGIBLE for the Pfizer booster.

If you meet the above criteria, you may schedule your Pfizer or Moderna booster vaccine. You must present your vaccination card showing dates, bring an ID, and wear a mask.

SCHEDULE MY PFIZER OR MODERNA BOOSTER

It means that you had been infected with Covid-19 recently even if you didn’t show any outward signs or symptoms. That’s why you’ll need to maintain Covid safety precautions like handwashing, social distancing and using a mask.

We have been closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and continue to implement changes to protect the health and safety of our community.

Also, it takes one or three weeks for your antibodies to be detectable.

However, the CDC doesn’t recommend doing antibody tests to assess immunity after vaccination. This is because different tests detect different parts of the virus. These tests mainly do not detect antibodies against the spike proteins of the Coronavirus.

If you have a cough, fever, difficulty breathing, sore throat, loss of taste/smell, chills/muscle pain and/or gastrointestinal symptoms you should contact your doctor immediately.

To make sure that you get the right post-vaccine assessment, please book an appointment with our expert doctors. Call us today at 254-580-8500.