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COVID-19 Vaccine Info; Scheduling at EIPH

Programe una Vacuna COVID-19 en la EIPH

EIPH is now scheduling COVID-19 vaccination appointments for anyone aged 12 and older for the Pfizer vaccine and 18 and older for the Moderna vaccine.

ADDITIONAL DOSES OF VACCINE FOR IMMUNOCOMPROMISED PEOPLE: People who are moderately to severely immunocompromised are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 because they are more at risk of serious, prolonged illness. Furthermore, individuals with moderately to severely compromised immune systems may not build the same level of immunity to 2-dose vaccine series compared to people who are not immunocompromised. Therefore, individuals in this category that received the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine servies are now elegible to receive an additional dose of the vaccine to improve their immune response. Click here for more information on recommendations for the third dose of vaccine for immunocompromised invidiuduals. EIPH is now providing these additional doses of vaccine to eligible individuals.

ROUTINE BOOSTER DOSES:

Pfizer Vaccine (Updated 9/24/21):

  • CDC recommends that the following groups should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 Vaccine at least 6 months after completing their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series (i.e., the first 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine):
    • people aged 65 years and older
    • residents aged 18 years and older in long-term care settings
    • people aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions
  • CDC also recommends that the following groups may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 Vaccine at least 6 months after completing their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks:
    • people aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions
    • people aged 18–64 years at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting
  • These recommendations only apply to people who previously received a Pfizer-BioNTech primary series (i.e., the first 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine).

Moderna Vaccine: There are no recommendations for routine booster shots at this time.

Johnson & Johnson/Janssen Vaccine: There are no recommendations for routine booster shots at this time.

To find other vaccination providers near you, visit Vaccines.gov.

HOW TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT AT EIPH

CALL OUR OFFICE AT 208-533-3223 OR 855-533-3160 TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.

Our appointment scheduling line is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Click here for Parental Consent Form for Minor Vaccination (Espanol)

Preparing for your Appointment
  • You will receive an appointment reminder call or text a couple days before your appointment.
  • Face coverings are required when attending your appointment.
  • Please wear a short-sleeved shirt to your appointment.
  • Take your photo ID.
  • If you have Medicare, take your red, white, and blue Medicare card with you—not your Medicare Advantage or supplement.
  • If you have other medical insurance, take your insurance card with you.
  • You will be provided with paperwork to fill out when you arrive.

What to Expect at your Vaccination Appointment

Printable Handout

  • You will receive a vaccination card that says which COVID-19 vaccine you were given as well as the date and location it was administered.
  • You should also receive a fact sheet with additional information about the COVID-19 vaccine you are getting. There are fact sheets for each COVID-19 vaccine with information about the risks and benefits of that particular vaccine.
  • Allow time to stay at the vaccination site for 15-30 minutes after getting vaccinated to make sure you don't have a reaction that needs medical attention.

After you Get Vaccinated

  • COVID-19 vaccines may cause mild to moderate reactions, including pain or swelling at the injection site, muscle pain, headaches, and mild to moderate fevers. These are normal signs the body is producing an immune response. You may report adverse events following vaccination at https://vaers.hhs.gov/ .
  • It takes time to build protection and immunity after getting a vaccine. A person is considered immune two weeks after receiving the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
  • If the vaccine you're getting requires two doses, you should get both doses unless a healthcare provider or doctor tells you not to.
  • If you have not received 2 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested.
  • While scientists learn more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide under real-life conditions, it is up to everyone, including vaccinated people, to continue to do all the other measures to help stop this pandemic: wear a mask, stay 6 feet apart from people who don't live in your home, wash your hands often, and stay home when you're sick.