Anyone, age 5 and up, is now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. You may call our office at 417-466-2201 to be scheduled for a vaccine appointment, check with local pharmacies or go to https://www.vaccines.gov/ to find a vaccine provider near you. You should never be charged for a COVID vaccine.
Research shows that all COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States continue to be highly effective at preventing severe illness and death. Health experts from the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices unanimously voted to expand booster eligibility to ALL individuals ages 12 and older after critical scientific evaluation. The decision took into account the current state of COVID-19 activity, the latest vaccine effectiveness data and a review of safety data from those who already received a booster.
Booster #1 doses of Pfizer and Moderna can be given at least 5 months after initial series for those 12 and up. (Moderna 18 and up, Pfizer 12 and up.)
Booster doses of Johnson & Johnson can be given at least 2 months after an initial series for those 18 and up.
- A second booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine may be administered to individuals 50 years of age and older at least 4 months after receipt of a first booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine.
- A second booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine may be administered to individuals 12 years of age and older with certain kinds of immunocompromise at least 4 months after receipt of a first booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine. These are people who have undergone solid organ transplantation, or who are living with conditions that are considered to have an equivalent level of immunocompromise.
- A second booster dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine may be administered at least 4 months after the first booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine to individuals 18 years of age and older with the same certain kinds of immunocompromise.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A THIRD DOSE AND A BOOSTER DOSE?
A third dose of the Pfizer (12 and up) or Moderna (18 and up) vaccines may be administered 28 days after a second dose to moderately to severely immunocompromised people due to a medical condition or combination of immunosuppressive medication or treatments including but not limited to the following:
- Immunocompromised due to solid organ transplant and taking immune suppressing medications
- Immunocompromised due to active treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies
- Immune compromised due to Receipt of CAR-T cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within 2 years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy)
- Moderate to severe primary immunodeficiency (eg., DiGeorge, Wiskott-Aldrich Syndromes)
- Immunocompromised due to Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Immunocompromised due to “Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress immune response: high dose corticosteroids (ie.,≥ 20 mg prednisone or equivalent per day), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive, tumor-necrosis (TNF) blocker or other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory”
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WHAT TO DO IF YOU TEST POSITIVE OR HAVE BEEN EXPOSED
THE FOLLOWING ARE CDC (CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL) RECOMMENDATIONS:
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Children have similar symptoms to adults and generally have mild illness.
We recommend contacting your primary care provider first before using the testing sites below.
708 S Elliott Ave
You must register online at https://www.doineedacovid19test.com/Aurora_MO_2271.html
108 S. Hickory
Mt. Vernon, MO
Call for insurance/pricing information
101 N. Elm Suite D – Pierce City, MO 65723
Access Family Care (You have to become an established patient/Appointment required)
1810 S Carnation Ave
Aurora, MO 65605
Access Family Care (Appointment required)
4016 Main St
Cassville, MO 65625
Barry County Health Department (Appointment required)
65 Main St
Cassville, MO 65625
Family Medical Walk-In Republic
281 US Hwy 60 West
Republic, MO 65738
Family Medical Walk-In Springfield
4049 S Campbell Avenue
Springfield, MO 65807
Ozark Valley Medical (OZARK – SPRINGFIELD – BRANSON)
1720 West Battlefield Road
Springfield, MO 65807
You must register online at https://www.doineedacovid19test.com/Springfield_MO_2283.html
MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY TREATMENT
Monoclonal antibodies, or mAbs, are proteins that help your body fight off the virus that causes COVID-19.The one-time infusion can take 20 to 70 minutes. Alternatively, an injection treatment (four injections under the skin) may be given in a single visit. Both options have an observation time afterward, are safe, and authorized by the FDA. mAb treatment may keep you from getting sicker and may even keep you out of the hospital.
If you tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 10 days, OR if you’re not fully vaccinated or are immunocompromised and you’ve been exposed to COVID-19, you may be eligible.
Call your primary care provider or Jordan Valley Community Health Center Springfield: Express Care for more information.
Jordan Valley Community Health Center
618 North Benton Avenue
Springfield, MO 65806