Atrium Health Navicent Offers Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Shots
Vaccines are available for eligible individuals who completed the Pfizer vaccine series
Atrium Health Navicent is now offering Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots to eligible individuals.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended booster shots for certain groups of people who completed the Pfizer vaccine series at least six months ago, including individuals aged 65 and older, residents in long-term care facilities and individuals aged 50 to 64 who have an underlying medical condition.
Others eligible to receive a shot include individuals aged 18 to 49 with an underlying medical condition and those between ages 18 and 64 who are at high risk of exposure and transmission in a work or institutional setting.
COVID-19 booster shots are available by appointment at Atrium Health Navicent Primary Care West Macon, 3780 Eisenhower Parkway in Macon.
Physicians at Atrium Health Navicent continue to urge everyone aged 12 and older to become vaccinated. First and second vaccine doses are available at Atrium Health Navicent Primary Care West Macon and Atrium Health Navicent Children’s Care Downtown Macon, 744 First Street in Macon.
To schedule an appointment for COVID-19 booster shots, first doses or second doses, visit COVIDSafeGa.org. Vaccine availability is allocated and managed by the state. A parent or guardian must accompany minors to all vaccine appointments.
“There is still a great need for those who have not received a shot to become vaccinated. Data has consistently shown that nearly all those who have developed severe COVID infections and required ventilator care in our intensive care units are unvaccinated,” said Atrium Health Navicent President and CEO Delvecchio Finley. “Vaccination remains our proven best method to reduce the spread of this deadly pandemic. Protect yourself and your loved ones. Get vaccinated today.”
Third doses of the Pfizer vaccine are also recommended for some immunocompromised individuals. Individuals with health questions about being vaccinated are asked to consult with their primary care physician.
There is currently no recommendation for boosters for individuals who received Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
Vaccinated individuals and those waiting to be vaccinated are encouraged to continue to practice COVID-safe behaviors including wearing a mask in public, social distancing and frequent handwashing.
About Atrium Health Navicent
Atrium Health Navicent is the leading provider of healthcare in central and south Georgia and is committed to its mission of elevating health and well-being through compassionate care. Atrium Health Navicent provides high-quality, personalized care in 53 specialties at more than 50 facilities throughout the region. As part of the largest, integrated, nonprofit health system in the Southeast, it is also able to tap into some of the nation’s leading medical experts and specialists with Atrium Health, allowing it to provide the best care close to home – including advanced innovations in virtual medicine and care. Throughout its 125-year history in the community, Atrium Health Navicent has remained dedicated to enhancing health and wellness for individuals throughout the region through nationally recognized quality care, community health initiatives and collaborative partnerships. It is also one of the leading teaching hospitals in the region, helping to ensure viability for rural health care for the next generation. For more information, please visit www.NavicentHealth.org.