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COVID-19 Vaccine Booster

PEDIATRIC COVID BOOSTERS TO CHILDREN AGES 5-11

CareSouth Carolina is now offering the Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot to children ages 5-11. The booster dose can be given at least five months after completion of a primary series of the Pfizer vaccine. Anyone ages 5-11 who are eligible, must make an appointment with one of our pediatric offices.

SECOND DOSE BOOSTERS

Walk ins are welcome for ages ages 18 and up who are eligible. Anyone ages 12 to 17 who are eligible, must make an appointment with one of our pediatrics offices.

Eligible for Second Dose Booster of Pfizer or Moderna:

  • Individuals 50 years of age and older and has been at least 4 months after receipt of first booster
  • Individuals 18 years of age and older and has been at least 4 months after receipt of first booster with certain kinds of immunocompromised
    • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
    • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
    • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
    • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
    • Advanced or untreated HIV infection.
    • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
    • Please talk to your healthcare provider about your medical condition, and whether getting an additional primary shot is appropriate for you.

Eligible for Second Dose Booster of Pfizer:

  • Individuals 12 years of age and older and has been at least 4 months after receipt of first booster with certain kinds of immunocompromised
    • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
    • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
    • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
    • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
    • Advanced or untreated HIV infection.
    • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
    • Please talk to your healthcare provider about your medical condition, and whether getting an additional primary shot is appropriate for you.

BOOSTERS

Pfizer booster for ages 12 -17:

We are now offering the Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot for ages 12 & up. For those 12 and up, the booster can be given six months after being fully vaccinated. 

To schedule your child for a vaccine or a booster shot, please contact the CareSouth Carolina Hartsville Pediatrics, Bishopville, Bennettsville Pediatrics or Latta Center to make an appointment.

Vaccines and Boosters for Ages 18 and older:

CareSouth Carolina is administering the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots at our office locations. The MOBY units are also providing COVID-19 vaccines and Flu shots at community locations. The schedule for these vaccine clinics can be found in the calendar section of our website. Walk-ins are welcome and you DO NOT need an appointment.

Individuals who received the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine can get a booster vaccine six months after being fully vaccinated. Individuals who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine can get a booster two months after receiving the shot.

COVID-19 Fourth Dose:

CareSouth Carolina is now administering 4th doses of COVID-19 Vaccine to the immunocompromised. To see if you are eligible, please contact one of our medical offices.

People are considered to be moderately or severely immunocompromised if they have:

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection.
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response

Please talk to your healthcare provider about your medical condition, and whether getting an additional primary shot is appropriate for you.

What is the difference between a booster dose and an additional dose (fourth dose)?

Sometimes people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised do not build enough (or any) protection when they first get a vaccination. When this happens, getting another dose of the vaccine can sometimes help them build more protection against the disease. In contrast, a “booster dose” refers to another dose of a vaccine that is given to someone who built enough protection after vaccination, but then that protection decreased over time (this is called waning immunity).

Vaccine Schedule:

  • Bennettsville: Mondays from 9am to 2pm
  • Bishopville: Mondays from 9am to 1pm
  • Cheraw: Fridays from 9am to 3pm
  • Chesterfield: Tuesdays from 9am to 12pm
  • Hartsville: Thursdays from 2:30pm to 5pm
  • Latta: Tuesdays from 9am to 3pm
  • Society Hill: 9am to 3pm 

 

1st, 2nd, 3rd and Booster MINI Registration

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