KALAMAZOO, Mich., December 10, 2021 (Newswire.com) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends COVID-19 boosters and third dose vaccines for individuals who meet certain criteria.
The COVID-19 booster shot is an additional dose of the vaccine given after the original dose(s), intended to maintain immunity for longer. In comparison, the third dose shot is given to people with compromised immune systems. This shot is designed to improve the response to the vaccine in immunocompromised patients.
"At OptiMed, we continually strive to improve the health and well-being of our community, and our efforts to fight COVID-19 have been at the forefront of what we do," says Danielle Melford, BS PharmD, Director of Operations. "We are excited that we have added boosters, as well as pediatric vaccinations, to our other efforts to prevent and treat COVID-19."
"We are excited that we have added boosters, as well as pediatric vaccinations, to our other efforts to prevent and treat COVID-19," says Danielle Melford, BS PharmD, Director of Operations .
OptiMed Health partners are now offering COVID-19 boosters and third dose vaccines in Kalamazoo, Michigan every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST. To be eligible for the booster you must have received two (2) prior doses of mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) - OR - one (1) prior dose of J&J vaccine at least six months prior and have an increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission. Third dose patients with a compromised immune system must have received two (2) prior doses of mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) - OR - one (1) prior dose of J&J vaccine at least 28 days prior.
About OptiMed: OptiMed Health Partners, headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan, is an independently owned and operated national health care organization. For more than 25 years, OptiMed leverages personalized attention to detail to deliver customized solutions that optimize patient outcomes while partnering with other health care organizations to usher in a new standard of excellence. To learn more about OptiMed's innovative and personalized care, visit www.optimedhp.com.
About the COVID Clinics: By choosing to vaccinate against COVID-19, you are helping to protect yourself, your family, friends, and the community. OptiMed offers vaccine clinics throughout the year. Visit www.optimedhp.com/covid19-vaccine to learn more about the upcoming clinics offered including First Dose, Second Dose, Third Dose, Boosters, and Doses for Children.
Source: OptiMed Health Partners