Stay Up to Date with COVID-19 Vaccines including Boosters
The following information is adapted from the CDC website 9/5/22.
What You Need to Know
- CDC recommends everyone stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccination, including all primary series doses and boosters for their age group:
- Ages 6 months through 4 years should get all COVID-19 primary series doses,
- Ages 5 years and older should get all primary series doses, and updated COVID-19 boosters if eligible.
- Getting a COVID-19 vaccine after you recover from COVID-19 infection provides added protection against COVID-19.
- People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised have different recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines, including boosters.
- For people ages 12 years and older, the only authorized mRNA booster is the updated (bivalent) booster. People ages 12 years and older can no longer get the original (monovalent) mRNA booster.
- COVID-19 vaccine and booster recommendations may be updated as CDC continues to monitor the latest data.
When Are You Up to Date?
You are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines if you have completed a COVID-19 vaccine primary series and received the most recent booster dose recommended for you by CDC.
Vaccine recommendations are based on your age, the vaccine you first received, and time since last dose. People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised have different recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines.
WALK-INS for vaccinations are welcome Monday through Friday and select Saturdays, TIME PERMITTING. In general, we are able to vaccinate throughout the day beginning at 9:30am and ending 1 hour before closing. Patients with appointments will be given priority.
If you are coming to us for your 2nd PRIMARY dose, please check your CDC issued Vaccine card from your 1st appointment. You must have received the MODERNA vaccine in order for us to give your 2nd shot. If you received Pfizer, please click vaccinefinder.org to be redirected and locate a provider near you.
Please know that patients with an appointment will be given priority. If you would prefer to book an appointment, please click one of the two buttons above.
Who Is Moderately or Severely Immunocompromised? Many conditions and treatments can cause a person to be immunocompromised (having a weakened immune system). People are considered to be moderately or severely immunocompromised if they have:
- Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
- Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress their immune response
Talk to your healthcare provider about COVID-19 vaccination and your medical condition.
IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ACCESS A COMPUTER AND HAVE NO ONE TO HELP YOU, PLEASE CALL US AT 610-494-1445 and 112. If we do not answer, leave a message and we WILL call you back as soon as possible and schedule your appointment!
How to get vaccinated
- WALK-INS - you will be asked to complete a consent form, provide identification and any insurance cards to bill the administration fee. Insurance is NOT required to get the vaccine and you will NOT be charged.
- BOOK an APPOINTMENT - two options:
- Simply Click on one of the Buttons above - Book your appointment using the link. You will receive a confirmation email that your appointment has been booked as well as detailed instructions on what to do upon arrival.
- CALL US! Dial 610-494-1445 and press 112. We will gladly schedule an appointment for you!
Prior to your appointment
Please click V-Safe to register on the V-Safe website. This is the CDC's way of gathering information about side effects and reactions to the vaccine.
On the DAY of your appointment
On the day of your appointment, IF YOU BOOKED ON-LINE, please arrive a few minutes prior to your appointment time to complete the consent form and provide insurance. You may cut down on the wait time by filling out the consent prior to your arrival by simply printing, completing, and bring the consent form found above with you.
IF YOU WALK-IN, you may need to wait up to an hour before getting vaccinated. You will need to read the MODERNA Vaccine INFORMATION sheet, complete the consent form and provide insurance information prior to being vaccinated. To save time, you may access the information here:
PLEASE BRING YOUR CDC-VACCINE CARD with you as we need to verify the timing of your vaccinations. We MAY be able to verify with the PA SIIS database, but this is not a guarantee.
After your appointment
YOU WILL BE ASKED TO REMAIN IN THE STORE FOR AT LEAST 15 MINUTES so we can monitor you for any allergic reaction.
Please click V-Safe to register on the V-Safe website, if you haven't already. This is the CDC's way of gathering information about side effects and reactions to the vaccine. This information will help all of us learn about what to expect.
If this is your 1st shot, be sure to put your second appointment on your calendar! CDC recommends getting your second shot 8 weeks after your first shot unless you are immunocompromised.