Navigating COVID-19

Updated on March 31, 2022

On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) to allow certain immunocompromised individuals and people over the age of 50 to receive a second booster dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. 

The updated guidelines are as follows: 

 

  •  A second booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine may be administered to individuals 50 years of age and older at least 4 months after receipt of a first booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine.
  • A second booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine may be administered to individuals 12 years of age and older with certain kinds of immunocompromise at least 4 months after receipt of a first booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine. These are people who have undergone solid organ transplantation, or who are living with conditions that are considered to have an equivalent level of immunocompromise. 
  • A second booster dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine may be administered at least 4 months after the first booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine to individuals 18 years of age and older with the same certain kinds of immunocompromise.

You do not have to be a patient of Riverside to schedule your COVID-19 vaccine. You can schedule your COVID-19 vaccine online and learn more about who is currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

  

Riverside Health System COVID-19 Vaccine Update 

Riverside Health System encourages everyone who is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine to get one as soon as possible. The vaccines have been given to millions of people around the world and have been shown to be safe and effective at preventing serious illness and hospitalization.

You can schedule your COVID-19 vaccine online and learn more about who is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and how to schedule a appointment.

 

COVID-19 Safety Measures

Even after you receive the vaccine, you may be able to pick up the virus, carry it and give it to others. Please continue to follow state and national safety guidelines. While vaccine distribution is an essential part of our COVID-19 response, it will take many months before a large portion of the population can be vaccinated. Efforts like wearing masks, social distancing, avoiding large gatherings, and practicing hand hygiene remain essential to reduce the spread.

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