Ozarks Healthcare shares COVID-19 Booster Update, encourages Vaccination before Holiday Season
Following the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services’ expansion of eligibility for COVID-19 booster vaccines to all fully vaccinated adults, Ozarks Healthcare is now able to provide booster doses to individuals who are 18 and older and fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Those who are 18 and older and fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are eligible for a third booster dose at least:
- Two months after receiving the last dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
- Six months after receiving the last dose of the Pfizer/Comirnaty or Moderna vaccines
The Ozarks Healthcare Pharmacy is currently offering the Moderna, Pfizer/Comirnaty, and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccines to individuals on a walk-in basis on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pharmacy located at #18 Parkway Center at 1211 Porter Wagoner Blvd. in West Plains.
“Especially as we head into the holiday season and gather with friends and family, we hope those who are unvaccinated will take advantage of increased vaccination opportunities,” Katie Mahan, Director of Ozarks Healthcare’s Pharmacy, said. “Vaccination continues to be our most effective form of protection against COVID-19 and can help prevent surges of cases and hospitalizations.”
Following the acceptance of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ recommendation for children age 5–11 to be vaccinated against COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Ozarks Healthcare is now able to vaccinate children age 5 to 11 years old with an age-appropriate dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. A pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinic was held last Friday for children ages 5 to 11. Ozarks Healthcare will announce any future pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinics as more information becomes available.
Flu vaccines are available through the pharmacy on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pneumococcal (pneumonia) vaccines, shingles (Shingrix) vaccines, and tetanus vaccines are also available.
For more information, please call the pharmacy at 417-256-1793 or visit https://www.ozarkshealthcare.com/coronavirus-updates/vaccine-info/.
Ozarks Healthcare is a system of care encompassing primary care and specialty clinics, along with complete rehabilitation, behavioral healthcare, and home health services. While the 114-bed acute care hospital cares for more than 5,400 admissions, the entire health system has more than 364,000 patient visits annually in South Central Missouri and Northern Arkansas. For more information about Ozarks Healthcare, visit www.OzarksHealthcare.com.