CDC now recommends that children ages 5 through 11 years should receive a booster shot 5 months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination series.
In addition, CDC is strengthening its recommendation that those 12 and older who are immunocompromised and those 50 and older should receive a second booster dose at least 4 months after their first.
Clients attending a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for a 2nd dose, 3rd dose, or a booster dose must bring their CDC vaccination card or a picture of their card on their phone to their appointment. If you lost your card, email email@example.com for directions on how to obtain a duplicate card or check our FAQs under the Vaccine tab.
PRIMARY SERIES AND/OR THIRD DOSE FOR IMMUNOCOMPROMISED
- First and Second Doses (Ages 12+) - Walk-Ins Accepted. 2 years of age and over (Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine): Available on a walk-in basis at all OPH clinics. NO APPOINTMENT is necessary. Additionally, the J&J (Janssen) & Moderna vaccine is also available at all OPH clinics on a walk-in basis to those aged 18 and older.
- First and Second Doses (Ages 5-11) - Appointment Only. 5-11 years of age (Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccine). Appointments are required, no walk-ups will be accepted. Continue scrolling for more information on getting vaccinated as a minor in Montgomery County.
- Third Dose for Immunocompromised - Appointment Only. Pfizer vaccine is available for those 5 years and up and Moderna vaccine is available for those 18 years and up who are immunocompromised. For a list of qualifying conditions, click here. To schedule, you should be at least 28 days from your last dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
Pfizer boosters are available to those aged 5 & older. Moderna and J&J (Janssen) boosters are available to those aged 18 and older. Appointments are required, no walk-ups will be accepted. Appointments for boosters are released one month at a time. If the date you're eligible to receive your booster on falls outside that range, you will not yet be able to make an appointment or receive a booster and should check back later.
Am I eligible to receive a booster?
Everyone ages 5 years and older can get a booster dose after completing their COVID-19 vaccine primary series.
When can I get my first booster?
For those who received the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines as their primary series, CDC recommends a booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine:
- For most people, at least 5 months after the final dose in the primary series
- For people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised, at least 3 months after the final dose in the primary series
For those who received the J&J (Janssen) vaccine as their primary series, CDC recommends a booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine:
- For most people, at least 2 months after the primary dose of J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine
- For people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised, at least 2 months after the additional dose of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
Those who do not meet the above criteria will be unable to receive their booster dose and will be asked to reschedule their appointment. (Note only Pfizer is approved for people under the age of 18.)
Am I eligible to receive a second booster?
Second booster doses are recommended for all adults ages 50 years or older and people ages 12 years and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised. Residents can register for a second booster dose the same way that they would for their first booster dose, e.g., by selecting “A booster or additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine” on the first screen that appears during registration.
People ages 18–49 years who are not moderately or severely immunocompromised and who received Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine as both their primary series dose and booster dose may receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the first Janssen booster dose.
When can I get my second booster?
If you are eligible to receive a second booster, you may receive your 2nd booster at least 4 months after your first booster dose.
WEEKLY MONTGOMERY COUNT OFFICE OF PUBLIC HEALTH VACCINATION SCHEDULE
The following is a complete listing of COVID-19 vaccination clinics administered by the Montgomery County Office of Public Health as well as select other local clinics. Appointments are required for all third or booster doses (See scheduling guidelines above) as well as flu shots. Walk-ins are welcome for those seeking a first or second dose of COVID-19 vaccine, however, appointments are recommended to keep wait times low. If you have an appointment, please keep to that time slot to ensure the most efficient experience possible for yourself and others.
Can’t find a time or location that works for you? Visit vaccines.gov for a comprehensive collection of clinics in our area, from all providers.
|Monday, May 23, 2022||OPEN||Willow Grove Annex, Willow Grove||COVID-19 (Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J) vaccines, Flu vaccines, Tdap & Meningococcal vaccines for students||12:00 pm - 6:00 pm|
|Tuesday, May 24, 2022||OPEN||Bethel Community Church of Pottstown, Pottstown||COVID-19 (Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J) vaccines, Flu vaccines, Tdap & Meningococcal vaccines for students||12:00 pm - 6:00 pm|
|OPEN||Human Services Center, Norristown||COVID-19 (Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J) vaccines, Flu vaccines, Tdap & Meningococcal vaccines for students||12:00 pm - 6:00 pm|
|Wednesday, May 25, 2022||OPEN||Willow Grove Annex, Willow Grove||9:00 am - 3:00 pm|
|Thursday, May 26, 2022||OPEN||Bethel Community Church of Pottstown, Pottstown||9:00 am - 3:00 pm|
|OPEN||Human Services Center, Norristown||9:00 am - 3:00 pm|
VACCINE CLINIC DIRECTIONS AND PARKING INFORMATION
See below for parking information and clinic instructions for all Montgomery County Office of Public Health-run clinics.
|Location and Address||Entrance||Parking|
|Bethel Community Church |
575 North Keim Street
Pottstown, PA 19464
|The main entrance is around the back of the building, across from the parking lot. Follow signs down the walkway to the door. The entrance is wheelchair accessible.||Park in the church parking lot.|
Additional street parking is available.
|Human Services Center|
1430 DeKalb Street
Norristown, PA 19401
|Enter from Dekalb St. The clinic is located on the building's second floor.||Street parking can be found all around the building. Parking is available in the HSC garage for $5. Masks are required for all who enter the clinic.|
|Willow Grove Annex|
102 York Road, 3rd Floor Conference Room
Willow Grove, PA 19090
|From the Pennsylvania Turnpike, take the Willow Grove exit (exit 27 - 611 Doylestown/Jenkintown). Go through the tolls and stay in the left lane. Follow signs for 611 South. Continue on 611 South for 1.8 miles through 9 traffic lights. The four-story building is located on the right hand side of the street behind Burger King and across from the Willow Grove Train Station. Make a right into the parking lot after the Burger King entrance.||There is a parking lot available onsite at this location. Additional parking can be found in a lot across the street.|
QUESTIONS & PRE-REGISTRATION BY PHONE
MONTGOMERY COUNTY IMMUNIZATION COALITION
Our partner, Montgomery County Immunization Coalition (MCIC), collaborates with their partner organizations to host COVID-19 and flu community vaccination clinics. To find an upcoming clinic, click here.
VACCINE SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has started a national hotline to help people with disabilities access information and resources for COVID-19 vaccinations. The Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL) service can connect callers with information regarding how to access the vaccine, including local clinics. Additionally, it can also connect them to valuable local and national disability resources.
DIAL is available by phone at 888-677-1199 from 9 am to 8 pm. You can also reach the service via email at DIAL@n4a.org.
HOMEBOUND INDIVIDUALS IN NEED OF THE COVID-19 VACCINE
GETTING VACCINATED AS A MINOR IN MONTCO
All minors (under age 18) seeking to get vaccinated at a Montgomery County Office of Public Health-run clinics, MUST either be physically accompanied by a parent/legal guardian or an authorized substitute. Authorized substitutes are adult relatives, age 21 or older, who have been authorized by the child's parent to seek medical treatment for the minor. This may include grandparents, aunts/uncles, or siblings (provided they are at least 21 years old). The authorized relative must present a signed copy of the Treatment of a Minor form. If the authorized relative does not have a signed form, the parent may be contacted by phone to give a verbal consent for delegation of care to that minor, and the form should be completed with the parent signature line indicating “verbal consent” and the name of the person witnessing consent.
Please note: Only the Pfizer vaccine has been authorized for those under the age of 18.
WANT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE COVID-19 VACCINE?
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PSA - Is the COVID-19 Vaccine Safe?