Baylor Medicine is committed to vaccinating our patients by following the federal and state guidelines for administering the COVID-19 vaccine, including additional doses for immunocompromised individuals and booster doses.
Everyone 6 months and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Baylor Medicine is partnering with Texas Children's Hospital to offer vaccines to younger children (ages 6 months to 11 years old). Visit their website for more information and to book an appointment for your young child.
On Aug. 13, 2021, the CDC published recommendations that people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised should receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine after receiving the primary two-dose series. This three-dose regimen is considered the primary series for immunocompromised individuals.
About 2.7 percent of Americans have a condition or receive treatment that meets this definition. More details can be found here: COVID-19 Vaccines for Immunocompromised People.
A booster shot is a dose of a vaccine that is given to someone who is already vaccinated and received protection from that vaccination, but for whom the protection may have decreased over time (this is called waning immunity). It is important to stay up to date with vaccinations to protect from serious illness. New booster recommendations include people ages 12 and older to receive one bivalent mRNA booster and replaces all prior booster recommendations for this age group. The updated bivalent booster shot is recommended two months after you received your two-dose primary series (Moderna or Pfizer), or a single primary dose of Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine or one or more prior original (monovalent) booster doses. View additional information on booster doses.