Carlisle, PA – Sadler Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center providing community-based comprehensive primary care, dental care, behavioral health and support services at its facilities in downtown Carlisle and Loysville, is pleased to announce the availability of booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines to those that qualify.
On Thursday, October 21st, 2021, CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) issued a recommendation for Moderna and Janssen booster doses for certain groups of individuals. The recommendation was later signed off by CDC Director Dr. Walensky. This is in addition to the CDC’s earlier recommendation for the Pfizer booster dose.
The CDC issued the following guidance for booster doses to individuals who received their Moderna or Pfizer primary series at least six months ago:
65 years and older
Age 18+ who live in long-term care settings
Age 18+ who have underlying medical conditions
Age 18+ who work or live in high-risk settings
For individuals who received a Janssen vaccine as their primary dose at least two months ago, the CDC guidance recommends a booster dose to all individuals who are 18 or older.
According to the CDC, booster is now recommended for all three available COVID-19 vaccines in the United States. Individuals have ability to decide which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some individuals may prefer to receive booster of the same vaccine type they received as primary series while others may prefer to get a different booster. CDC is now allowing such mix and match of vaccines for booster shoots.
When administering booster doses, providers should note that the Pfizer and Janssen vaccines are the same product and dose as the primary series, but the Moderna vaccine is a half dose of the same product when compared to the primary series.
Following this recommendation, providers, like Sadler Health Center, will begin administering booster doses immediately.
People should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them. To receive a booster dose of the COVID- 19 vaccine at Sadler Health Center, you may make an appointment online, SadlerHealth.org/covid19/, call us at (717) 218-6670 or walk-in Monday through Friday during normal business hours.
Sadler Health Center
Serving nearly 10,000 patients per year, Sadler Health Center provides comprehensive primary care, dental care and behavior health services at its facility in downtown Carlisle and dental care at its Perry County location. With a history that goes back to the 1920’s, Sadler Health Center has evolved over the years and in 2015 was designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center whose mission is to advance the health of our community by providing integrated, high-quality and compassionate care.