ProHealth Care offers second COVID-19 booster shots
ProHealth Care is now offering second booster shots by appointment on the campus of ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital. Updated public health recommendations allow for an additional COVID-19 booster shot for those 50 or older as well as a booster for select people who are immunocompromised.
Eligibility criteria developed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and approved by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services allow another vaccine dose for:
- People 50 or older who have been vaccinated and boosted with any of the three available vaccines and for whom it has been at least four months since their first booster shot.
- People 18 and older who received a Johnson & Johnson vaccine and booster, and for whom it has been at least four months since their first booster shot.
- Those 12 or older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised and have been vaccinated with three doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, and it has been at least three months since their last dose.
- People 18 or older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised and initially were vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, had a second dose of any of the three vaccines, and it has been at least two months since the last dose.
The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are recommended for the booster. In select situations, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine may be considered as an option. Those ages 12 to 17 who are moderately to severely immunocompromised may get only the Pfizer COVID-19 booster.
The booster shots increase a person’s level of protection and help keep all of us safe as vaccine effectiveness decreases over time. In late March, the CDC reported that those who were boosted were 21 times less likely to die from COVID-19 during the recent Omicron surge than those who were unvaccinated, and seven times less likely to be hospitalized if infected.
If you are unsure about whether you should get a booster, talk with your medical provider.
Appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters can be scheduled by calling 262-928-5566. Schedulers are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. ProHealth patients can also use their ProHealth MyChart accounts to schedule booster shots online. Walk-ins will not be accepted.
For information about COVID-19 vaccination, visit ProHealthCare.org/Vaccination.