Covid-19 Update #15: Boosters
We welcome the news that booster vaccines are probably going to be recommended for those who have received the first 2 doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. We are following the guidelines very closely. At this time booster doses are ONLY recommended for those who are immunosuppressed.
Here is what we know so far:
We have placed an order with Texas Health and Human Services for additional doses of the Moderna vaccine. We have not received additional doses at this time. When the doses are received and guidelines allow for more indications, we will open up for booster vaccines; we anticipate this will be around mid-September.
Our priority will be to offer booster doses first for those who received the Moderna vaccine at our office earlier this year. We will then offer doses for our existing patients who may have received the first 2 Moderna doses elsewhere. We are awaiting guidelines on folks who received the first 2 doses of Pfizer elsewhere. It is highly recommend that the booster dose match the previous vaccine but this may change.
For those who received the single dose J&J vaccine at our clinic, booster doses are not yet recommended. This may change in the upcoming weeks to months and we will order more of the J&J vaccine if/when that happens.
So for now:
If you received the first 2 doses of the Moderna vaccine at our clinic, you can submit an email (do NOT call) to be placed on our waiting list, [email protected]
If you are an existing patient at our practice and received the 2 doses of the Moderna vaccine elsewhere, you can submit an email to be added to our waiting list.
If you received the J&J or the Pfizer vaccine or are not current patients at our practice, please do not submit an email at this time.
We will continue to update; please stay safe.
Dr. Lieberman and Dr. Parekh