COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster
Not up to date on your COVID-19 vaccinations? Take a minute to schedule your primary series or booster shot either with us or at your local pharmacy.
Getting your full vaccination series and booster shot helps to decrease your chance of severe diseases and death from COVID-19 infection.
- If you are 12 years of age or older, you can get your booster shot after you have completed your COVID-19 primary vaccination series.
- If you are 50 years of age or older, you can get a 2nd booster at least 4 months after your 1st booster shot.
- If you received the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for both your primary dose and 1st booster, you can get a 2nd booster at least 4 months after your 1st booster shot.
For more information on the COVID-19 booster, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Currently, we are providing COVID-19 vaccinations for residents of Kansas and Missouri who are 5 years of age or older. Vaccinations are by appointment only. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian throughout the appointment.
COVID-19 boosters for everyone 12 and up
To help boost immunity and better protect against severe disease and death, everyone 12 and older should get a booster shot after their primary vaccination series. Everyone 50 and older can get a 2nd booster at least 4 months after the 1st booster shot. Additionally, everyone who received the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for both their primary dose and 1st booster, can get a 2nd booster at least 4 months after their 1st booster shot. To get a booster, visit your local pharmacy or schedule an appointment with your primary care physician.
Do not schedule a vaccination if you currently have COVID-19, have symptoms of COVID-19 or are in quarantine or isolation. Wait until you are free of symptoms and no longer in quarantine. If you have severe or long-lasting symptoms, contact your primary care provider for guidance.
What can I expect after a COVID-19 vaccine?
Some side effects from the vaccine are normal and should go away in a few days. Symptoms after your vaccine or booster are a signal that your body is strengthening its immune system. Common symptoms are pain, redness and swelling of the injected arm, as well as tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, fever and nausea.
The Center for Disease Control recommends contacting your doctor or healthcare provider if the redness or tenderness at the injection site gets worse after 24 hours or if the side effects are worrying or don’t appear to subside after a few days.
To relieve discomfort after vaccination, talk to your doctor about taking over-the-counter medication, such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen (Tylenol), aspirin (only for people age 18 or older) or antihistamines.
Third dose vaccinations for immunocompromised patients
For moderate-to-severe immunocompromised patients, the 3rd dose COVID-19 vaccinations are part of the initial primary vaccination series and subsequent boosters (4th doses) for patients who are immunocompromised. A 3rd additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is available only for those who meet the CDC criteria and received 2 doses of Pfizer or Moderna. If you received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, there is no guidance at this time regarding additional doses.
The CDC recommends that if you recently received your 2nd dose of Pfizer or Moderna, you must wait at least 28 days to receive your 3rd dose. After your 3rd dose, you must wait an additional 3 months to receive your booster shot (often referred to as the 4th dose).
To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines for moderately or severely immunocompromised people, see the CDC’s guidance.