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Meritus Health COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Opens Boosters for FDA-Approved Groups

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COVID-19 vaccine boosters are now available at the Meritus vaccine clinic for people age 65 and older, as well as two additional groups of vulnerable individuals following new authorization from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Others approved for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine booster include:

  • Those whose occupations or environments put them at high risk for exposure to COVID-19, including health care workers, teachers and day care staff, grocery workers, those in homeless shelters or prisons and more.
  • Individuals age 18-64 who are at high risk for severe COVID-19 due to immunocompromised systems.

Anyone requesting a booster should be at least six months out from receiving their second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

Currently, appointments are required for booster shots and can be made through the MyChart patient portal. Visit the MyChart section of this website to access your MyChart account or set one up.

Walk-in appointments for these booster shots are not yet available.

“Data continues to show that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, so the FDA has authorized this single dose booster shot for these individuals, at least six months after completion of the primary series of the vaccine,” explains Maulik Joshi, Dr.P.H., president and CEO at Meritus Health. “We have mobilized our staff to provide this service as we continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic here in our community.”

Anyone who believes their work or daily life brings them in frequent contact with individuals who could have COVID-19 should first speak with their physician or primary health care provider to determine if they are a good candidate for this booster dose.

The Meritus Health COVID-19 vaccine clinic is located in Robinwood Professional Center Atrium and open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Updates and information regarding COVID-19 vaccines, testing and data are available on this website.