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COVID-19 Vaccination

Did you get your COVID-19 vaccine?
CMC now offers the COVID-19 vaccine to our patients aged 12 and older. You can schedule an appointment by calling your CMC Primary Care office, or ask your provider about getting the shot at your next visit.

There are many vaccine locations across the State offering first dose and second dose appointments, and many locations offer walk-in service without the need for an appointment. Click here to find COVID-19 vaccination site near you.

We understand that some people may be concerned about getting vaccinated. While these vaccines are being developed as quickly as possible, routine processes and procedures remain in place to ensure the safety of any vaccine that is authorized or approved for use.

what you need to know

Benefits
  • Vaccination will help you build protection against COVID-19 and help prevent you from becoming sick and potentially spreading the virus to others. Since there is no cure for COVID-19, prevention of infection is the primary way to reduce the spread of illness.
  • Based on what we know about vaccines for other diseases, experts believe that getting a COVID-19 vaccine may help keep you from getting seriously ill even if you do get COVID-19.
  • Getting vaccinated yourself may also protect people around you, particularly people at increased risk.
Cost
  • There will be no cost to you. Vaccine doses purchased with U.S. taxpayer dollars will be given to the American people at no cost. 
  • Vaccination providers may be able to charge administration fees for giving the shot. Vaccination providers can get this fee reimbursed by the patient’s public or private insurance company or, for uninsured patients, by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Provider Relief Fund.
Booster Shots
On Oct 20, 2021 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Janssen COVID-19 vaccines to use these vaccines as booster doses in certain persons; the updated EUAs also allow for heterologous (or “mix and match”) dosing for booster doses (but not for the primary series). 

On Oct 21, the U.S. CDC issued updated booster dose recommendations
Those who received their primary COVID-19 vaccine series with either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine, are able to receive a booster dose at least six months after completion of their primary series, based on age and risk factors:
  • 65 years of age or older should receive a booster dose. 
  • 18 years of age or older who live in long-term care settings should receive a booster dose. 
  • 50–64 years of age with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster dose. 
  • 18–49 years of age with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster dose, based on an individual’s own assessment of their risks and benefits. 
  • 18-64 years of age who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster dose, based on an individual’s own assessment of their risks and benefits. 
  • 18 years of age or older who received the single-dose Janssen COVID-19 vaccine should receive a booster dose (regardless of risk factors) at least two months after completion of their first dose. 



 
Booster Shots

Round three

To provide a more long lasting protection from COVID-19, the CDC is recommending a third dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines for those who are at least eight months past their second dose. Booster shots are now available if you have a compromised immune system, and availability for others is still under discussion.

8 things to know

About COVID-19 Vaccines

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What should I do?

Get vaccinated

CMC now offers the COVID-19 vaccine to its patients. You can schedule an appointment by calling your CMC Primary Care office, or ask your provider about getting the shot at your next visit.

There are many locations across the State offering first dose and second dose appointments, and many locations offer walk-in service without the need for an appointment. Click here to find COVID-19 vaccination site near you.
 

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We are now offering the COVID-19 vaccine to our patients. You can schedule an appointment by calling your CMC Primary Care office, or ask your provider about getting the shot at your next visit. 

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