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YKHC recommends staying up-to-date with your COVID-19 vaccines to ensure you have the greatest protection. This means you have received all doses in the primary series and all boosters recommended for you, when eligible.

How to schedule a vaccination appointment

In Bethel

Call the COVID-19 hotline, 907-543-6949

In Villages

Call 907-543-6420 

Ages 6mos-5

  • Eligible for primary series of vaccination.
  • Primary series of Pfizer was approved for children 6 months through 4 years, and is a 3-dose series.
  • Primary series of Moderna was approved for children 6 months through 5 years, and is a 2-dose series.
  • A third dose of Moderna was approved for children 6 months through 5 years with certain immunocompromising conditions.

Ages
5-50

  • Eligible for primary series of vaccination.
  • Anyone 5+ is eligible for one booster at least 5 months after second dose of Pfizer or Moderna.
  • Individuals 12+ with certain immunocompromising conditions are eligible for a second booster at least 4 months after their first booster of Pfizer or Moderna.
  • Anyone 18+ who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is eligible for one booster at least 2 months after initial vaccination. 
  • Anyone 18+ who received a booster shot of Johnson & Johnson vaccine is eligible for a second booster using an mRNA if they received the J&J booster at least 4 months ago.

Ages
50 +

  • Eligible for primary series of vaccination.
  • Anyone 50+ is eligible for a second booster at least 4 months after a first booster of Pfizer or Moderna.

COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters At-A-Glance

What to know

Boosters can enhance or restore protection against COVID-19 that may have decreased over time. People are best protected from severe illness when they are up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccines, including all recommended boosters when eligible.

Recommended: 1 Booster

  • Everyone ages 5+ should get one booster after completing their primary vaccine series.

Recommended: 2 Boosters

  • Adults ages 50+
  • People ages 12+ who are moderately or severely immunocompromised

Why get the vaccine?

  • The vaccine is safe and highly effective at protecting people from severe illness or death from COVID-19.
  • Science shows that unvaccinated people are most likely to get seriously ill and to spread the disease around their community. Getting your vaccine not only keeps you safe, but your elders, loved ones and community.
  • Side effects from the vaccine are almost always mild and usually disappear within 48 hours.
  • YKHC has administered tens of thousands of shots. Worldwide, there have been very few allergic reactions (or adverse effects) and no deaths from the vaccine.
  • The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are fully authorized by the FDA.
  • The vaccine offers reliable long-term protection. Even if you have had COVID-19, you should still get vaccinated to protect you from getting infected again.
  • COVID-19 vaccines are being administered under the most intensive vaccine safety monitoring effort in US history.

Why get booster shots?

  • Boosters offers an added layer of protection against the virus, including  all new variants identified to date.
  • While COVID-19 vaccines continue to be vital in combating the virus, data shows that their effectiveness lessens over time, especially in individuals ages 65 and older.
  • Data from clinical trials has shown that boosters increases the immune response and helps prevent severe disease.
  • Like the vaccine, there have been very few adverse effects and no deaths linked to booster shots. Mild side effects are possible. While unpleasant, these side effects are your body learning to fight the virus and almost always dissipate within 48 hours.

What to expect?

  • Wear a mask to your appointment. The provider will verify some information about you and then administer the shot.
  • Wait: After you get your shot, you’ll be asked to wait at the clinic to watch for any highly uncommon adverse reactions.
  • At home: You might feel sore at the injection site. Other side effects from the vaccines can be fever and fatigue, which can be treated with ibuprofen or Tylenol. Don’t worry, it is not possible to get COVID-19 from your shot! You should feel back to normal after about 48 hours.
  • We’re here for you: If at any point you have questions or concerns, we’re just a call away. Call the COVID-19 hotline at 907-543-6949.

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