COVID-19 Vaccines & Boosters Clinic Q&A
If you need to get the COVID-19 vaccine or booster shot, contact Allergy & Asthma Care Rockland today. For more information, call us or book an online appointment. We have convenient locations to serve you in Suffern, NY and Monroe, NY.
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Where can I get a COVID-19 shot?
What kind of booster vaccine is available for COVID-19?
Is it necessary to get a second COVID-19 booster?
Should the booster shot be the same as the first two shots?
With over 66.8% of the United States vaccinated, the COVID-19 vaccine is becoming one of the most popular vaccines available in the United States. New York State’s Independent Clinical Advisory Task Force has approved three vaccines for COVID-19, which are the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, the Moderna vaccine as well as the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine which has been approved for emergency use.
The easiest way to find out where you can get the COVID-19 shot, depending on if you have opinions on which vaccine you want, is using any search engine and inserting well-known keywords to get you the most search results including:
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While this is an easier method to find a clinic near you that provides COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots, you also landed on the Allergy & Asthma Care of Rockland, P.C. website. We provide COVID-19 vaccines, as well as boosters. If you are interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine today, contact our clinic to book an appointment.
There are two different booster vaccines that are available for COVID-19, which are the Moderna and the Pfizer-BioNTech. If you have not been recommended to stick with a certain brand of vaccine, then you are able to get either type of vaccine as a booster shot, even if it is not the same as the first initial two you received.
It is recommended for the ages of 12- to 29-year-olds, and including those who have moderate to severely immunocompromised immune systems, the Pfizer-BioNTech (30 mcg) is recommended. However, this is up to the discretion of each clinic and the information that has been provided by the patient.
It is recommended that 70 years+, residents of long-term care facilities, or moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals ages 30 years or older receive the Moderna (100 mcg or 50 mcg) or Pfizer-BioNTech (30mcg). As stated previously it is up to the discretion of the clinic and the information provided from the patient which main vaccine and booster should be provided.
Many are weighing the pros and cons of the infectious virus known as COVID-19, with many seeing family and friends get quite ill from the virus to some even having to lay their loved ones to rest. With the many new variants that are coming in waves from the original COVID-19 virus, we recommend considering a second COVID-19 booster, particularly for those who are at a higher risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus and will benefit from the enhanced protection that a COVID-19 booster shot will provide.
However, in the end, it is up to your personal preference, as well as the discretion of recommendation from your primary care provider what option would be in the best interest of you and your loved ones at this time. While a COVID-19 vaccine will not prevent you from getting infected with SARS-CoV-2 it can greatly reduce your chance of getting severely ill and even ending up in the hospital due to the symptoms that are associated with COVID-19.
The great thing about the booster shot, and additional boosters thereafter, is the fact that you can mix and match the brands of boosters without any issues. Pfizer-BioNTech, Janssen-Johnson&Johnson and Moderna are all safe to be mixed and matched as a vaccine booster or additional dosage from the original brand you had done for the first set of COVID-19 vaccines.
However, when it comes to children and teens, it should be noted that they are only authorized to get a booster of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, as this is what has been approved by the CDC. Visit our clinic to get COVID vaccine and booster shot. Call us for more information. We serve patients from Suffern NY, Monroe NY, New City NY, Spring Valley NY, Monsey NY, Airmont NY and Mahwah NJ.
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