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KIDS AGES AGES 5 AND UP ARE ELIGIBLE

FOR COVID-19 VACCINE!

 

The CDC has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 pediatric vaccine

 

The CDC has expanded eligibility for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 5 and up.

 

With children now back in school, the CDC says getting children vaccinated can help reduce disruptions to in-person learning and activities, as it will help curb the spread of the virus throughout the community.

 

Here’s what parents should know:

 

  • The vaccine is nearly 91% effective in preventing COVID-19 among children between the ages of 5 and up.
  • Clinical trials found that the vaccine side effects were mild and similar to those seen in adults, as well as other vaccines recommended for children. The most common side effect was a temporarily sore arm.
  • The CDC notes that vaccination helps protect children from getting COVID-19 and reduces their risk of severe disease, hospitalizations, or developing long-term COVID-19 complications.
  • The COVID-19 vaccine has been and continues to be, the most intensely monitored vaccine in U.S. history.

 

Make your appointment or walk into any of our CHI clinic locations to get your child vaccinated against COVID-19.

CDC Recommends More Boosters for Certain Individuals 

 

The CDC has updated its COVID-19 vaccine recommendations. You may now get an extra booster if you are:

 

  • considered high-risk or immunocompromised
  • 50 years or older
  • at least four months past receiving your first booster

 

If you received your first Johnson & Johnson vaccine and booster, you may now also get another booster.

 

The CDC recommends COVID-19 booster vaccines to all adults 18 years and older and the Pfizer-BioNTech booster to anyone ages 12 years and up.

 

The CDC recommends some immunocompromised children ages 5-11 years old take an additional dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine after the first two shots.

 

Who can get a booster shot?

 

  • Pfizer – Anyone 12 years and older
  • Moderna – Adults 18 years and older
  • Johnson & Johnson – Adults 18 years and older

 

When can you get a booster?

 

  • Pfizer – At least 5 months after completing the first set of vaccines
  • Moderna – At least 6 months after completing the first set of vaccines
  • Johnson & Johnson – At least 2 months after receiving the vaccine

 

Mix & Match Your Booster Shot

The CDC now also allows you to choose which vaccine to receive as a booster. For example, if you received a Moderna vaccine as your initial set of doses, you may choose to receive a Pfizer-BioNTech or Johnson & Johnson booster.

 

CDC details on booster guidelines can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html

WE ARE NOW TAKING WALK-INS.

PLEASE SEE SCHEDULE BELOW:

MONDAYS

West Perrine

Health Center

18255 Homestead Ave.

Perrine, FL 33157

(305) 234-7676

10am – 12pm

TUESDAYS

South Miami

Health Center

6350 Sunset Drive

South Miami, FL 33143

(786) 293-5500

10am – 12pm

 

South Dade

Health Center

13600 SW 312th Street

Homestead, FL 33033

(305) 242-6069

10am – 12pm

 

Tavernier

Health Center

91200 Overseas Highway,

Unit 17

Tavernier, FL 33070

(305) 743-0383

10am – 12pm

WEDNESDAYS

Doris Ison

Health Center

10300 SW 216th Street

Miami, FL 33190

(305) 253-5100

10am – 12pm

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Clinica Campesina

810 West Mowry Drive

Homestead, FL 33030

(305) 248-4334

5pm – 7pm

THURSDAYS

Doris Ison

Health Center

10300 SW 216th Street

Miami, FL 33190

(305) 253-5100

10am – 12pm

 

Everglades

Health Center

19300 SW 376th Street

Florida City, FL 33034

(305) 246-4607

10am – 12pm

FRIDAYS

Naranja

Health Center

13805 SW 264th Street

Naranja , FL 33032

(305) 258-6813

10am – 12pm

 

West Kendall 

Health Center

13540 SW 135th Ave.

Miami, FL 33186

(786) 231-0800

10am – 12pm

SATURDAYS

Marathon

Health Center

2805 Overseas Highway MM 48.5

Marathon, FL 33050

(305) 743-4000

11am – 1pm

 

Doris Ison

Health Center

10300 SW 216th Street

Miami, FL 33190

(305) 253-5100

5pm – 7pm

More information about the vaccine:

    • The COVID-19 vaccine is another way to protect yourself, your family, and others from the virus.
    • The vaccine is free.
    • Even after receiving the vaccine, it is important to continue following health and safety guidelines, such as wearing your mask. Social distancing and washing your hands.

FAQ

WHY SHOULD I GET THE COVID VACCINE?

The benefits of getting the vaccine outweigh the risks. COVID can be a deadly disease for many people, especially high-risk individuals. It can cause a pneumonia that makes patients feel very ill and experience symptoms such as shortness of breath. Getting the vaccine can help decrease your chances of catching the virus.

IS THE COVID VACCINE SAFE?

Yes. The COVID vaccine has been very well studied, and so far, side effects have been minimal. They include injection pain and low-grade fever.

WASN’T THE COVID VACCINE DEVELOPED TOO FAST?

The technology used for these vaccines was developed years ago for similar corona viruses. Most importantly, the entire world and governments pumped significant funding into developing the vaccine. Available funding allowed for the construction of manufacturing plants even before the vaccine testing was completed.

SHOULD I GET THE COVID VACCINE IF I ALREADY HAD COVID?

The current recommendation is yes. It is thought that the vaccine strengthens immunity over a longer period than the disease.

HOW SOON AFTER A COVID INFECTION CAN YOU GET THE VACCINE?

You can get the vaccine as soon as you have recovered and no longer experience any symptoms.

HOW SOON AFTER EXPOSURE TO COVID (WITHOUT ACQUIRING THE DISEASE) CAN I GET THE VACCINE?

You can get the vaccine after the quarantine period. If a person has a negative result 5- 7 days after the exposure, current guidelines indicate that quarantine period may be as short as 7 days. The COVID team recommends waiting 14 days to keep things simple. This is important because symptoms like fever may be caused by your exposure to COVID, not necessarily the vaccine.

IF I CAN PREVENT GETTING INFECTED WITH MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING, WHY SHOULD I GET THE VACCINE?

Wearing masks and social distancing help reduce your chances of being exposed to the virus or spreading it to others, but these measures are not enough. Vaccines work to strengthen your immune system so you can be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed.

DO I NEED TO WEAR A MASK WHEN I GET THE COVID VACCINE?

Yes. The COVID vaccine prevents serious diseases in 95% of people. There will be 5% who may still get very sick. Additionally, it is thought that you can still transmit COVID to your loved ones if you get exposed to the vaccine, even if you don’t get sick.

DO I NEED TO WEAR A MASK WHEN I GET THE COVID VACCINE?

At this time, the science suggests that if you are exposed to the virus, you can become infected again and transmit the virus to another person, even if you don’t become very sick yourself. Remember to wear your masks, social distance, and perform hand hygiene as recommended.

CHI COVID-19 TESTING OPTIONS

We are offering three COVID-19 tests in several of our locations.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE

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