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Can I get a COVID-19 vaccine booster at Tryon?

Tryon is offering a third COVID-19 vaccine dose for some, according to the vaccine you received previously.

 

Pfizer
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has officially recommended Pfizer booster shots for the following groups who received the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least six months ago.
Who SHOULD get the booster:
  • Ages 65 and older
  • Ages 50-64 who are high risk
Who MAY get the booster:
  • Ages 18-49 who are high risk
  • Ages 18-64 who are at high risk of exposure because of occupational or institutional setting
Those who are immunocompromised are still eligible for a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Remember, you should only schedule a booster shot of the Pfizer vaccine if that is what you received previously.

 

Moderna

You are eligible for a booster 28 days after receiving your second dose of the Moderna vaccine, if you are immunocompromised. The FDA and CDC have not yet approved a third dose of the Moderna vaccine for any other group.

Johnson & Johnson

No recommendations have been made for any additional doses of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine for any population. Remember that research shows that one dose of the J&J vaccine continues to protect those vaccinated from hospitalization and death!

If you meet these criteria, click here to schedule your booster vaccine appointment while supply lasts.


 First and second doses of the Moderna vaccine and newly FDA-approved Pfizer vaccine are also available.

Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is still the best way to avoid severe illness due to COVID-19, especially the highly contagious Delta variant. It might cause more severe illness (hospital stays and deaths) than previous strains, especially in unvaccinated persons. Unvaccinated people are eight times more likely to get sick and are 25 times more likely to be hospitalized or die.

Tryon is also scheduling appointments for those who are not yet fully vaccinated to receive their first or second dose appointments of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccine. Click here to schedule while supply lasts. You can also check vaccines.gov, myspot.nc.gov or vaxlocator.dhec.sc.gov for more places to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

 

Everyone ages 12 and older is eligible to receive the vaccine.

Learn more at the NC Department of Health and Human Services website and the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control.

The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective.

All vaccines approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA are safe and work to prevent severe COVID illness. Clinical volunteers included Black/African American, Hispanic/LatinX, Asians and others.

Learn more in our COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs.

 


 What We Can All Do

Exercise the power you already have to fight COVID-19:
  • Do not let your guard down. Wear your mask, wash your hands and socially distance.
  • Prioritize your wellness. Do not cancel your existing medical appointments.
  • Avoid large gatherings and limit celebrations to those in your immediate household.

Refer to our COVID-19 Information Hub at tryonmed.com/covid-19 for news and resources that will help keep your family safe. Stay connected to us, and to your care. Never forget we’re with you every step of the way.