Now that widespread vaccination is available, our communities are starting to return to pre-pandemic activities. It’s important to understand that COVID-19 is still present and still poses a risk, especially to those who aren’t vaccinated.
Booster shots: On September 22, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded the emergency use authorization for a single booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine. It would be administered at least six months after completion of the primary series for:
- People 65 or older
- People 18 through 64 at high risk of severe COVID-19 symptoms
- People 18 through 64 working in jobs with high risk exposure
The Centers for Disease Control’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is expected to make recommendations on how these Pfizer booster doses should be administered. Kaiser Permanente will begin to administer Pfizer booster doses to these populations shortly after these clinical recommendations. If you’re interested in getting the booster shot, you won’t need to call us or email your doctor. We’ll contact you to schedule an appointment, if you’re eligible. Additional information is available on the FDA and CDC websites..
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What to know about COVID-19
Stay safe — get care from home first
To help protect yourself, your loved ones, and our staff, please don’t visit our facilities without an appointment. You have many other ways to get quality care, including phone appointments and email. Our clinicians will determine if you need an in-person appointment or meet the criteria for a COVID-19 test.
If you’re having a medical emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. Tell them if you have COVID-19 symptoms.
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