Telluride Med Center: Eligible for a Covid-19 Booster?

Telluride Med Center: Eligible for a Covid-19 Booster?

The latest COVID booster guidelines are explained below by the Telluride Regional Medical Center’s Dr. Sharon Grundy.

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Many locals are now eligible for their booster shot, but by virtue of this being a data-led process the guidelines are ever changing and a bit complicated.

Let’s break it down:

Children age 5-12 will likely be eligible for vaccines soon, before Thanksgiving is the hope.

New booster guidelines for those who are already vaccinated, now suggest people can get the booster from a different vaccine than originally received.

So are you eligible?

Did you have the Johnson & Johnson vaccine? If so, and it was administered more than two months ago, you’re eligible for a booster, which can be Moderna, Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson.

Did you have a *Moderna or Pfizer vaccine? If so, and it was more than six months ago, you’re eligible for a vaccine if you are immunocompromised, over 65 or work in a place where you are frequently exposed to COVID-19.

You will not be asked to show evidence of your immunocompromised or employer status.

*The Moderna booster may be a half dose version of the initial shot, depending on your health status.


Trying to reach the Telluride Regional Medical Center by phone?

During times of high call volume, the best way to communicate with primary care providers, or to request an appointment, is to use the Patient Portal. Staff will follow up with requests by phone call to schedule those appointments and providers can respond directly during administrative breaks throughout the day.


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