Single Dose of Pfizer Vaccine Booster Available for Older Adults, Patients with Underlying Medical Conditions and High-Risk Workers
In accordance with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HealthWorks Immunization Clinic, a service of Hattiesburg Clinic and Forrest General Hospital, is now offering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster for only those eligible patients who received both the first and second dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
The booster is recommended six months after the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine for patients 65 years of age and older, patients in long-term care facilities, and those with an underlying medical condition, such as:
- Cerebrovascular disease
- Chronic kidney disease
- COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
- Diabetes mellitus, type 1 and type 2
- Heart conditions (such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies)
- Obesity (BMI > 30 kg/m2)
- Pregnancy and recent pregnancy
- Smoking, current or former
Persons who have a high occupational or institutional risk for exposure, such as health care workers and teachers, are also eligible to receive the booster.
At this time, HealthWorks Immunization Clinic is not offering a booster to patients who received Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Appointments may be booked through Iris, Hattiesburg Clinic’s patient portal, or by calling (601) 261-1620.
To learn more about the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster, visit www.hattiesburgclinic.com