Hatboro Medical Associates proudly offers the Moderna Covid Vaccine here in the office. This provides the opportunity for our patient to start the vaccination process as well as receive the booster. Call 215-675-1516 to schedule your appt.
COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States are effective at protecting people from getting seriously ill, being hospitalized, and even dying. As with vaccines for other diseases, people who are up to date are protected best. CDC recommends that everyone ages 5 years and older get their primary series of COVID-19 vaccine, and everyone ages 12 years and older also receive a booster shot.
Approved or Authorized Vaccines
Three COVID-19 vaccines are authorized or approved for use in the United States to prevent COVID-19. Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna are COVID-19 mRNA vaccines and are preferred. You may get Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine in some situations.
When Are You Up to Date?
You are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines when you have followed the current recommendations listed below. The recommendations will be different depending on your age, your health status, and when you first got vaccinated.
Up to Date
A person ages 12+ years is considered up to date after completing their primary series.
Up to Date
A person ages 5-11 years is considered up to date right after getting their booster dose.
Up to Date
A person ages 18+ years is considered up to date right after getting their booster dose.
Mixing COVID-19 Vaccine Products
CDC does not recommend mixing products for your primary vaccine series. If you received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, you should get the same product when you need a second shot. However, people ages 18 years and older may get a different product for their booster shot.
If you had a severe allergic reaction after a previous dose of the COVID-19 vaccine or if you have a known (diagnosed) allergy to a COVID-19 vaccine ingredient, you should not get that vaccine. If you have been instructed not to get one type of COVID-19 vaccine, you may still be able to get another type.
Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines (mRNA COVID-19 vaccines) are preferred. You may get the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine in some situations.
People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised have specific COVID-19 vaccine recommendations for the primary series and booster dose due to their different immune responses following COVID-19 vaccination.
Talk to your healthcare or vaccine provider about the timing of the second shot that is right for you.
People ages 12 through 64 years, and especially males ages 12 through 39 years, may consider getting the second dose 8 weeks after the first dose. A longer time between the first and second doses may increase the effectiveness of these vaccines, and further minimize the already rare risk of heart problems, including myocarditis and pericarditis.
People ages 5 through 11 years, people 65 years and older, people at risk of severe disease, or anyone wanting protection due to high levels of community transmission should get the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine 3 weeks (or 21 days) after the first dose, or the second dose of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine 4 weeks (or 28 days) after the first dose.
Scheduling Your COVID-19 Vaccines
Call Hatboro Medical Associates to schedule your vaccine. 215-675-1516
A MESSAGE FROM HMA PROVIDERS
We know in this uncertain time, you may be anxious about visiting a physician’s office in person, while at the same time being advised to social distance. But when you’re feeling sick, have a chronic condition, or need complex treatment, it’s important not to delay your care.
As medical professionals, we are always ensuring that we deliver compassionate, high quality and safe care under any circumstance
To reassure patients that are scheduled to visit our office we have:
- All patients with possible COVID symptoms will be handled as telehealth
- Scheduled patients are only allowed into the office at this time. No additional family or caretaker will be allowed access to the office unless disability/dementia.
- All patients were screened prior to entering the exam area including taking their temperature
- For acute sick patients, we offer video visits with one of our providers. These visits allow you to use a mobile device to speak with your physician through a video connection for a range of issues – from minor illnesses, injuries, and symptoms from a chronic condition, to general health and wellness concerns.
Our providers firmly believe all patients should be vaccinated as well as follow the booster guidelines. There is no need to create a telephone encounter for the provider. Below are the CDC guidelines that the practice is following.
Moderna vaccine is available in our office. Call to schedule your appt today.
PFIZER: NOT OFFERED AT HMA AT THIS TIME
For up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Thank you for your support, understanding, and cooperation as we remain focused on the health and well-being of our patients, caregivers, and the community.