COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Doses

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COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Doses

At Tidelands Health, our region’s leader in COVID-19 vaccination, we are offering the COVID-19 booster dose in alignment with FDA and CDC guidelines.

A booster dose refers to another dose of vaccine that is given to someone who built enough protection after vaccination, but then that protection decreased over time. The CDC and FDA have approved booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine for certain high-risk groups to be administered at least six months after the second dose of vaccine.

For more information about the guidelines for third doses, which are available to certain individuals who are immunocompromised, please click here.

What vaccine is administered for a booster dose?

FDA and CDC authorization for a booster dose only applies to the Pfizer vaccine. Tidelands Health only administers the Pfizer vaccine.

Who is eligible to receive a booster dose?

The CDC says these groups should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after completing the initial series of vaccinations:

How long should I wait after my first and second doses to receive a booster dose?

Per CDC guidance, a single booster dose should be administered at least six months after completion of the primary series of vaccinations.

Can I mix and match COVID-19 vaccines when I receive my booster dose?

At this time, the CDC authorization for a single booster dose only applies to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals who received other manufacturers’ vaccine (Moderna or Johnson & Johnson/Janssen) may not receive the single booster dose vaccine.

Where can I receive a booster dose at Tidelands Health?

Tidelands Health offers the COVID-19 vaccine on a walk-in basis at three regional vaccination sites. For locations, hours and more, please click here.

Patients may also receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Tidelands Health Family Medicine locations with a regularly scheduled appointment.

How much does a booster dose cost?

There is no cost to you to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Do I need to bring anything with me to receive a booster dose?

Please bring your COVID-19 vaccination record. Or, if your card is not available, please let our registration staff know at check-in the brand of vaccine you initially received and the date of your second dose. A doctor’s note or prescription for a booster dose or third dose is not required. Self-attestation is all that is necessary to verify eligibility.

Which COVID-19 vaccine is Tidelands Health offering?

At this time, we are administering the Pfizer vaccine (Comirnaty) at our regional vaccination sites, physician offices and mobile clinics.

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