Updated December 2021, KRMC COVID Services now offers COVID-19 booster shots to all adults.
Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC) now offers COVID-19 booster shots by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech to those who are eligible under guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at least six months after completion of their initial 2-dose series:
• 65 years and older
• Age 18+ who live in long-term care settings
• Age 18+ who have underlying medical conditions
• Age 18+ who work or live in high-risk settings
For individuals who received Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at least two months after receiving their initial vaccine:
• Age 18 years and older
The CDC states:
Data from small clinical trials show that a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna booster shot increased the immune response in trial participants who finished their initial series 6 months earlier. A similar clinical trial showed that a J&J/Janssen booster shot also increased the immune response in participants who completed their single-dose vaccine at least 2 months earlier. With an increased immune response, people should have improved protection against COVID-19, including the Delta variant.