KRMC COVID Services offers COVID-19 booster shots to those who qualify

Published by The Bee News

November 1, 2021

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KRMC COVID Services offers COVID-19 booster shots to those who qualify

Kingman, Arizona, November 1, 2021 – 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.

KRMC COVID Services is located at 3116 Stockton Hill Road. To make an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine call (928) 263-3945.

About Kingman Regional Medical Center

(KRMC) is a 235-bed multi-campus health care system in Kingman, Arizona that employs over 1,900 employees, 150 volunteers, and 270 physicians/allied health professionals. KRMC is the largest provider of health and wellness services in northwestern Arizona. It is home to an advanced imaging center, cancer center, cardiovascular center, rehabilitation and balance center, wound care center, sleep disorders center, acute rehabilitation specialty hospital, primary and specialty care clinics, hospice home, and beautiful wellness center. KRMC is also a teaching hospital offering residencies in emergency medicine and family medicine and a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. The hospital received the Arizona Innovation Award for its efforts to proactively enhance healthcare in a rural community. The hospital’s vision is to provide the region’s best clinical care and patient service through an environment that fosters respect for others and pride in performance.

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