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updated 10/25/2021

COVID Vaccine FAQs

How To Get a COVID Vaccine

All Gila Health Clinics provide COVID vaccines on a daily basis.  We encourage patients to schedule their vaccine by calling the clinic ahead of time (please scroll to the bottom of the page for each clinic's phone number).

Boosters

As of 10/22/2021, the CDC now recommends boosters for people who received the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. (https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/p1021-covid-booster.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery)

Here are the recommendations:

Moderna & Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines

A single booster dose is recommended at least six months after completion of the initial two-dose primary series. The following groups are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after their initial series:

  • 65 years and older
  • 18 years and older living in Long-term care setting
  • 18 years and older who have underlying medical conditions
  • 18 years and older who live or work in high-risk settings

The Moderna booster dose will be half the dose administered in the primary series. 

Johnson & Johnson/Janssen

A single booster dose is recommended for:

  • 18 years and older at least two months after the original dose. 

 Heterologous or “Mix & Match” of Booster dose

CDC’s recommendations allow for individuals to choose which type of vaccine they receive as a booster dose regardless of which they received for the primary series. This type of mix and match dosing is for booster shots only.

To schedule your booster shot, please call your local clinic.

3rd Doses

As of 8/12/2021, the CDC has authorized that individuals with moderately to severely compromised immune systems receive a 3rd dose of either Pfizer or Moderna vaccine to be administered at least 28 days after their 2nd dose. Gila Health clinics ARE providing these 3rd doses to these immunocompromised patients and to those whose PCP has recommended they receive a 3rd dose.  (See: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/immuno.html)

 

 

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