First Responder COVID-19 Vaccine 3rd and Booster Doses

FIRST RESPONDER PRIORITY COVID-19 PCR TESTING FORM

This form is for use by public safety personnel only to request priority access to a Montgomery County COVID-19 PCR testing site. If you are unable to book an appointment via conventional means, please complete this form.

First Responder Priority Testing Form

The website to book testing via conventional means is here: https://www.montcopa.org/3744/COVID-19-Testing 

COVID-19 Vaccines

The Department of Public Safety is pleased to offer COVID-19 vaccine booster shots and third doses at private, first-responder-only clinics at the Public Safety Training Campus. Boosters and third doses are safe and offer the most effective protection against COVID-19 infections, including the Delta and Omicron variants.

In addition, the Department continues to offer first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for first responders who are not yet fully vaccinated. Register for ANY dose using the links below.

So what's the difference between a booster and a 3rd dose?


BoosterThird Dose
RationaleGiven to individuals whose immunity may have weakened as a function of time.Given to individuals who may have not had a strong enough immune response from the initial vaccination series due to possible immune compromise.
Applicable VaccinesModerna, Pfizer, Johnson & JohnsonModerna, Pfizer
Timing
  • Moderna: 6 months after completion of primary series
  • Pfizer: 5 months after completion of primary series
  • Johnson & Johnson: 2 months after the initial dose
28 days after completion of primary series
DosingMay vary from the original dose.Same as the first two doses.
Eligibility CriteriaAnyone 12 years of age or older (Individuals 12-17 may only receive Pfizer)Moderate to severe immunocompromise

First responders (EMS personnel, law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency management officials) who meet any of the above criteria are welcome to schedule themselves at a Department of Public Safety clinic using the links below.

In general, the booster dose should match the primary vaccination series, but “mix-and-match” strategies are permitted by CDC guidance. Individuals should bring their existing vaccination card to their appointment.

Clinics, unless otherwise noted below, will be hosted at the Public Safety Training Campus (1175 Conshohocken Road, Conshohocken, PA 19428) in a drive-through fashion in the back of the building.

IMPORTANT: By registering to receive a booster or third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, you are confirming that you meet the eligibility criteria as recommended by the CDC.

DayDateTimesRegistration Link
Tuesday1/18/20222 PM - 3:30 PMhttps://vaccinations.health.pa.gov/appointment/en/reg/0126053292
Tuesday1/25/20222 PM - 3:30 PMhttps://vaccinations.health.pa.gov/appointment/en/reg/3596010202

While supplies last, the Department of Public Safety will also offer seasonal influenza vaccines ("flu shots") to individuals receiving a COVID-19 vaccine at any of the above clinics. Pre-registration for a flu shot is not required.

Detailed Guidance

MCDPS COVID-19 Omicron and Booster Guidance - December 26, 2021