Essentia Health offering Booster Appointments for Covid-19

Essentia Health offering Booster Appointments for Covid-19

November 30, 2021 News -- KSDM-KGHS 0

Essentia Health is scheduling appointments of a single-dose booster of both the Moderna and the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID•19 vaccines for all individuals ages 18 and older.

Interested patients can schedule shots through the MyChart patient portal or by calling 1-833-494-0836.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people 50 and older should get a booster six months after their initial series of the Pfizer or the Moderna vaccines, as well as those who are 18-plus and moderately to severely immunocompromised.

Patients ages 18-49 with no other risk factors and who received two doses of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine may get a booster dose.

For Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine, a booster is approved for all people 18 and older two months after their first dose. Immunocompromised individuals ages 18 and older are encouraged to get a booster.

Essentia also continues to offer first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccine, including for those ages 5-11.