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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Where Can I Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Phelps Health is offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to individuals ages 12+ who have established care with a Phelps Health primary care physician or provider at the following locations:

Current Phelps Health patients should call their primary care physician's or provider's office to schedule a vaccination or booster appointment.

In addition, Phelps Health is offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to kids ages 5-11 at the following locations:

To schedule a vaccination appointment, please call one of the clinic options listed above.

If you are not a current Phelps Health patient, you can establish care with a Phelps Health primary care physician or provider today by calling (573) 364-9000 or find a primary care physician or provider today.

On occasion, Phelps Health also hosts mass community vaccination events. Events are posted to our online calendar.

Find a COVID-19 vaccine or booster clinic near you.

Is the COVID-19 Vaccine Safe?

Safety is incorporated into every level of a vaccine’s development cycle. COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. COVID-19 vaccines were evaluated in tens of thousands of participants in clinical trials and over 565 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given in the United States. Learn more about safety here

"It [the COVID-19 vaccine] is very safe. It is actually even considered somewhat safer than a large number of other vaccines we have on the market because there is no, absolutely no, live virus used in the making of the vaccine at all." -Cory Offutt, MD, family medicine physician at Phelps Health

What Is a Booster Shot, and How Does It Work?

Booster doses serve as a reminder to your immune system, ultimately providing reinforcements for your body to recognize and ward off COVID-19 as the initial effectiveness of each of the three approved vaccines wane over time. The effectiveness of the Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines against severe infection remain incredibly high, but receiving a booster shot will help your immune system prevent mild to moderate infection, ultimately making you and your family safer.

Which Vaccines Have Booster Approvals?

All three Food and Drug Administration authorized COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson) are approved for booster shots.

Who Is Eligible for a Booster Shot?

If you received Pfizer, you can get a booster if you are:

  • Ages 5 years and older (Some people can also choose to receive a second booster.)

If you received Moderna or Johnson & Johnson (Janssen), you can get a booster if you are:

  • Ages 18 years and older (Some people can also choose to receive a second booster.)

When Should I Get a Booster?

  • If you received the Pfizer vaccine, get your booster at least 5 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series. (If eligible for a second booster, get your second booster at least 4 months after your first booster.)
  • If you received the Moderna vaccine, get your booster at least 5 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series. (If eligible for a second booster, get your second booster at least 4 months after your first booster.)
  • If you received the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, you should get your booster 2 months after completing your vaccination. (If eligible for a second booster, get your second booster at least 4 months after your first booster.)


 

 

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*Phelps Health currently only offers the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccination Process

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After my first dose

After getting the vaccine, be mindful of any side effects. Most side effects will be mild and go away in one or two days. If side effects worsen or persist, contact your provider.

The CDC recommends that you sign up for v-safe, a free, smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive the vaccine. V-safe also reminds you if you need additional doses.

In order to develop the highest level of protection against COVID-19, individuals should return for their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at 21 days or the Moderna vaccine at 28 days. Please bring your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card with you for your second dose. The Janssen vaccine is given as a single dose.

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