Vaccine and Booster Update 3/31/22
Mille Lacs Health System will now offer all three COVID vaccines (Moderna, J&J, and Pfizer) at all four clinic locations (Onamia, Isle, Garrison, & Hillman).
The CDC recommends anyone age five years and older get the COVID vaccine. Children ages 5-12 years old will receive a children’s dose of the Pfizer vaccine. The CDC has approved boosters for children ages 12-17, to be given at least five months after the child's second shot. The CDC is also recommending boosters for immunocompromised children as young as age five.
The booster schedule for anyone 18 years and older is as follows:
Pfizer – get your booster shot five months after the second dose
Moderna - get your booster shot five months after the second dose
Johnson & Johnson - get your booster shot two months after the single dose
All adults 18 years and older can choose which vaccine they’d like as a booster dose. Children will be given the Pfizer vaccine as a booster to match what they were originally given.
Recommendations for a second booster
On March 29, 2022, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amended the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to include a second booster dose for people 50 years or older and people with certain immunocompromising conditions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated their interim clinical considerations to state:
Vaccines/boosters can be administered at any of the MLHS clinics at a scheduled nurse visit or at a medical appointment with your family practice provider for any other reason.
To schedule a nurse visit to receive your vaccine/booster, call 320-532-3154, press option one.