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COVID-19 Vaccine Info; Scheduling at EIPH

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.

Programe una Vacuna COVID-19 en la EIPH

EIPH is now scheduling COVID-19 vaccination appointments for anyone aged 18 and older for the Moderna and Johnson and Johnson/Janssen vaccine and 5 and older for the Pfizer vaccine. The Pfizer vaccine dose for children ages 5-11 is one-third of the dosage of the vaccine for older adolescents (12-17) and adults (18+).

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 the primary vaccination series compared to people who are not immunocompromised. Therefore, individuals in this category that received the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine series 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. In addition, once three months have passed since the primary vaccination series, a COVID-19 booster shot can be received.

SUMMARY OF RECENT CHANGES: (Updated 05/24/22)

  • EIPH is pleased to announce that we are now offering Evusheld (FDA-EUA authorized preventative Antibody Therapy) at all of our locations. Please click here for more information.

  • All children ages 5-11 should receive a COVID-19 booster vaccine at least 5 months after completing their primary series.

    • Children ages 5-11 who are moderately or severely immunocompromised should receive a COVID-19 booster vaccine at least 3 months after completing their primary series.

  • Updated guidance that the following individuals should receive a second COVID-19 booster dose:

    • Individuals ages 12 years and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised,
    • Individuals ages 50 and older.

ROUTINE BOOSTER DOSES:

Pfizer Vaccine (Updated 05/24/22)

  • For individuals 5 and older who received the Pfizer primary vaccination series, booster shots are recommended at least five months after completing the COVID-19 primary vaccination series.
    A second booster dose should be given at least four months after the first booster dose to those 12 years and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised and those who are 50 years and older regardless of medical history.

Moderna Vaccine (Updated 05/24/22)

  • For individuals 18 and older who received the Moderna primary vaccination series, booster shots are recommended at least five months after completing the COVID-19 primary vaccination series. A second booster dose should be given at least four months after the first booster dose to those 18 years and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised and those who are 50 years and older regardless of medical history.

Johnson & Johnson/Janssen Vaccine: (Updated 05/24/22)

  • For individuals 18 and older who received a Johnson and Johnson/Janssen 1-dose vaccine, booster shots are recommended at least two months after the shot was received. Added guidance that individuals 18-49 years who are not moderately or severely immunocompromised and who received Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine as both their primary series dose and booster dose may receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the first Janssen booster dose

Mixing and Matching Vaccines for Booster Shots

There are now booster recommendations for all three available COVID-19 vaccines in the United States. Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster. CDCs recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.

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

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.