The vaccine is readily available to anyone. Everyone 12 years of age and older is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination.
IHP* continues to highly encourage vaccination for everyone eligible as well as testing for risky exposure and if traveling from “hot spots” before coming to the Island. .
IHP is also waiting for further definitive recommendations from the CDC and FDA on booster shots. There still appears to be some controversy over who should receive the booster although CVS in CT is giving the Pfizer booster to anyone claiming immunodeficiency. The recommendation is still to wait and get the booster that matches your original ‘brand’ and the Modern should be approved soon.
Find an appointment on vaccines.gov or Call 1-800-232-0233 for more information.
Just enter your zip code, select a location and follow the prompts. Some are walk-in and some are by appointment.
Questions? Call the number provided or call your primary health provider or IHP, they are all available to answer any questions or concerns.
*IHP Island Health Project is the doctor’s office on Fishers Island