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Third doses in a series of either Pfizer or Moderna have been recommended for people with severe to immune compromising conditions because of the possibility their first two doses might not be enough to fully protect them. These doses are given at least 28 days past their second dose and should be the same vaccine they already received. (There is no additional dose for J&J vaccine at the moment.)
Booster doses of Pfizer vaccine are another dose given 6 months past the second dose of Pfizer for anyone who fits the booster criteria. (see next question)
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Yes. At the end of March 2022 the CDC recommended second boosters for certain individuals ages 50 and older as well as certain individuals with moderate to severe immunocompromising conditions.
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More information about second boosters here:
Yes! The CDC approved Pfizer vaccine boosters for children aged 12-15 on Jan 5, 2021.
We encourage appointments in April but are taking walk-ins at our locations. To make an appointment, click here.
In April our regularly scheduled clinics are at the
Elks Lodge at 17 Spring Street in Florence on Mondays 10am-6pm and Fridays 10am-2pm
and Thornes Marketplace in downtown Northampton on Thursdays 2pm-6pm and Saturdays 12pm-3pm.
We are doing HOME VISITS for homebound individuals in Hampshire County and are also working with Boards of Health across Hampshire County to provide mobile clinics in the communities. To request a mobile clinic or refer somene to the home visit program please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If our clinic times do not work for you, you can also look on the Massachusetts VaxFinder page here: https://vaxfinder.mass.gov/
Boosters are available for the following:
The CDC recently made SECOND boosters available for individuals over the age of 50 and certain people with moderate to severe immunocompromise.
*Please note regarding J&J: On December 16, 2021 the CDC endorsed updated recommendations to express a strong clinical preference for individuals to receive an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine including Moderna and Pfizer vaccines over the Johnson and Johnson Janssen vaccine for any dose (first or booster).
Yes, we are offering booster doses for anyone who is fully vaccinated. We do check your vaccine card and/or record to make sure your booster is timed correctly. Please see the related question about booster eligibility.
These conditions or treatments include but are not limited to:
You can walk in or make an appointment at any of our clinics.
We offer third doses in the series of Pfizer or Moderna at our clinics for people with moderate to severe immune compromise. The CDC page on immunocompromising conditions is here. Third doses are available for people who have received the second dose of either Pfizer or Moderna vaccine a minimum of 28 days ago; these third doses should be the same vaccine that was received for first and second dose. Three months after the third dose they are due for a booster dose of either mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna).
Individuals with moderate to severe immunocompromise who received Janssen J&J vaccine as their first dose should receive a dose of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) 4 weeks after the first J&J dose and then a booster dose 2 months after that additional dose.)
More information about immunocompromising conditions and COVID vaccines is HERE.
Yes, typically we do. The website is updated with the doses that are available.
Our nurse keeps a list of individuals who need a dose of Moderna vaccine. Explanation: There are 10 doses per vial of Moderna. We open one vial at a time so we don’t waste vaccine doses.
Please leave your name and phone number on her voicemail. Kate Kelly = x1216 It is also reasonable to look for Moderna by calling local pharmacies or other pop-up clinics in the area. VaxFinder is the statewide resource. https://vaxfinder.mass.gov/
We will be able to increase appointment availability once the “booster” is officially approved by CDC.
There are three ways to obtain your vaccination record:
1. Access your own vaccination record at https://www.myvaxrecords.mass.gov/
2. Access your vaccination record on your own healthcare web portal. The fastest way for you to obtain a copy of your vaccination record in Massachusetts is to access your primary care provider's web portal for your immunization record and save or print your vaccine record from there.
3. Call your provider for an MIIS vaccine certificate or printout of your vaccination records. Massachusetts healthcare providers who give any vaccines (all primary care providers) have access to the Massachusetts Immunization Information System and can download a vaccination certificate.
4. Request a handwritten card from the place where you received your vaccine dose(s). If you received your dose(s) at the Northampton Health Department we ask staff to work on new card requests during clinics each week and we mail them. We will try to accommodate you as soon as possible. Please know that we receive many requests for lost cards and this can take a week or more to get to you. To request a handwritten card, please send email with your name, date of birth, mailing address, and phone number (in case we have questions) to email@example.com OR call Public Health Nurse Kate Kelly and leave a message with this information at 413-587-1216.