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Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine
Vaccines are available for ages six months and up.
- For ages six months through 11 years, please call the Children’s Center at 270-688-4480 to schedule a vaccine. All children must have a parent or legal guardian present.
- For ages 12 and older, click the button below, call 270-852-7960 or sign up in MyChart to schedule a vaccine (any dose or booster).
Who Should Get Vaccinated?
We recommend EVERYONE over the age of 6 months get vaccinated. It is especially important for these groups who have a higher risk of severe disease or death, including the following groups:
- Currently receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood.
- Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system.
- Received a stem cell transplant within the last two years
- Taking medicine to suppress the immune system.
- Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome or Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome).
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection.
- Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response.
- Your doctor or healthcare provider has indicated that you have a weakened immune system and need the booster dose.
Underlying Medical Conditions
Per CDC, adults of any age with the following conditions are or may be at increased risk of severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19:
- Asthma (moderate-to-severe)
- Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain)
- Chronic kidney disease
- COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
- Cystic fibrosis
- Down Syndrome
- Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies
- Hypertension or high blood pressure
- Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
- Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines
- Liver disease
- Neurologic conditions, such as dementia
- Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher by < 40 kg/m2)
- Overweight (BMI > 25 kg/m2, but < 30 kg/m2)
- Severe obesity (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2)
- Pulmonary fibrosis (having damaged or scarred lung tissues)
- Sickle cell disease
- Thalassemia (a type of blood disorder)
- Type 1 diabetes mellitus
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Work in a High-Risk Setting
- First responders (e.g., healthcare workers, firefighters, police, congregate care staff)
- Education staff (e.g., teachers, support staff, daycare workers)
- Food and agriculture workers
- Manufacturing workers
- Corrections workers
- U.S. Postal Service workers
- Public transit workers
- Grocery store workers
Live in a High-Risk Setting
- Skilled nursing and nursing facilities (also known as nursing homes)
- Intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities
- Residential treatment facilities
- Assisted living settings for older adults and people with disabilities
- Senior center programs and congregate nutrition programs
- Jails or prisons
COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters
The FDA and CDC recommend booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines for individuals ages 12 and older. If it’s been five months since your last Pfizer or Moderna vaccine dose, or two months since your J&J vaccine, a booster shot is recommended to elevate your body’s immune response against COVID-19 to the optimal level once again.
CDC recommendations now allow for mix and match dosing for booster shots. For example, getting a Moderna booster when you initially had a Pfizer vaccine.
A second booster shot is now recommended for individuals ages 50 and older, as well as immunocompromised individuals ages 12 and up. The additional dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) can be administered four months after receiving an initial booster.
Immunocompromised Booster Schedule
If you are moderately or severely immunocompromised (have a weakened immune system), you are at increased risk of severe COVID-19 illness and death. The CDC and FDA recommend individuals in this group receive a 3-shot series of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer of Moderna) as an initial vaccine, followed by two boosters. See the current guidelines on boosters and timing for moderately or severely immunocompromised people.
No Wait Period After Infection
There is no wait period for vaccination or booster after a COVID-19 infection or after a monoclonal antibody infusion. As long as the patient is out of quarantine or does not have a pending test they can get vaccinated.
Vaccine Availability by Manufacturer
The Kentucky Department of Public Health (KDPH) is overseeing the COVID-19 vaccination process. Owensboro Health is currently administering the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines. Please call 270-685-7100 (option 6) to see which vaccine is available at each location.
After you schedule your appointment:
- You will receive a confirmation email, text and/or MyChart message. Please check your email for appointment confirmation.
- Log into MyChart to complete eCheck-in prior to arriving for your appointment.
- Plan to bring your insurance card(s) and an ID to your appointment.
- If getting your first dose, bring your work schedule/calendar with you, as you will schedule your second vaccination while at this appointment.
- You will be at your appointment for about 30-45 minutes. Plan to wait at least 15 minutes on site after receiving your vaccine.
- If you need to reschedule, call 270-685-7100 and choose option 6.
Who pays for the vaccine?
- The federal government is covering the cost of the vaccine itself, but healthcare providers are charging a fee (between $20-$30) for administering the vaccine.
- Please bring your insurance card so your insurance company can be billed. If you do not have insurance, the federal government will cover the cost of vaccine administration.
- No costs are passed on to individuals. You will NOT be charged or asked to pay anything out of pocket.