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September 28, 2021


New COVID-19 Vaccination Recommendations Released: Booster vs. Third Dose and Who's Eligible.

CDC approves Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots for 65+, specific high-risk groups, and certain essential workers.

The CDC has approved booster doses of Pfizer’s mRNA COVID-19 vaccine for those individuals six or more months after their second dose of Pfizer vaccine.

Who can get a Pfizer mRNA vaccine booster?

CDC Recommends:

  • People 65 years and older should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series,
  • People aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series,
  • People aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks, and
  • People aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of high-risk occupational or institutional settings (such as those with jobs in healthcare, schools, shelters, prisons, and first responders) may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.

These recommendations are ONLY for those who originally received the two-dose series of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine.

Federal regulators are considering whether to broaden the booster recommendation for people who received the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, but no decisions have been made at this time.

Third Dose Vaccine for Immune Compromised Also Recommended

A third dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine continues to be highly recommended for individuals who are immune-compromised or who take medications that significantly reduce their ability to fight infections. Those individuals need a third dose because only about half of them may have developed immunity from two doses and the third dose may help increase immune response.

Immunocompromised persons include, but are not limited to, people in the following groups:

  • Active treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies
  • Receipt of solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy
  • Receipt of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within 2 years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy)
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection (people with HIV and CD4 cell counts <200/mm3, history of an AIDS-defining illness without immune reconstitution, or clinical manifestations of symptomatic HIV).
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids (e.g., ≥20mg prednisone or equivalent per day when administered for ≥2 weeks), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive, tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers, and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory.

COVID-19 Vaccine Available - Schedule Now!  

Immediate appointments available now at several locations for the COVID-19 Pfizer, Moderna or J&J/Janssen Vaccine.  Call 713-442-5703 or log into your MyKelsey App or MyKelseyOnline account to schedule.  Open to new and current patients who are 12 years and older. 

3 Ways to Schedule a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment!

  1. Log in to your MyKelsey app or MyKelseyOnline account, search and schedule a date and time convenient for you.

  2. Directly Schedule Online – open to new and current patients. No account registration required. Use the scheduling feature above to search available dates/times and locations to book your appointment.

  3. Call 713-442-5703 to speak with a member of our Contact Center and schedule.


Parent/Guardian Consent Form: If your child is 12 or 17 years old and will be receiving the vaccine without a parent or guardian present, please fill out and sign the Consent to Administer COVID-19 Vaccine Without Parent or Guardian Present (PDF) form prior to your child’s appointment. They will need to bring the signed and completed form to their appointment to receive the vaccine.




How to Schedule Your COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment

Schedule your vaccine with MyKelseyOnline!
1. Log into your MKO account or MyKelsey App

Select “Visits” then “Schedule an Appointment”. The COVID-19 vaccination tile will show after you answer the COVID screening question.

Schedule your vaccine with MyKelseyOnline!
2. Select the “COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment Scheduling” option
Schedule your vaccine with MyKelseyOnline!
3. Select your preferred clinic location to see what vaccines and appointment times are available at that location.

NOTE: the Pfizer vaccine will only be available at the following locations:

  • Berthelsen Main Campus
  • The Vintage
  • Spring Medical and Diagnostic Center
  • Clear Lake Clinic
  • Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center

Currently, Kelsey-Seybold is anticipating receipt of large weekly allocations of COVID-19 vaccines. We will continue to push ongoing notifications and reminders to patients about available appointments and encourage all patients who wish to receive the vaccine to log into their MKO account or MyKelsey app to view and schedule available vaccination appointments.

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