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Booster Shots

COVID-19 vaccines remain available to House Officer via OHS, including boosters.

All COVID-19 vaccines are being administered in Ford Auditorium, including boosters. You must schedule an appointment through the OHS website. Booster shots are also widely available at local pharmacies and the health department.

Should you get a booster? Here are the guidelines recently published in Headlines:

Who should get a third dose or booster vaccine?

Recently, the CDC announced recommendations for a third dose or booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine after completion of their primary two dose series. It is important to note that third dose and/or booster shots are not currently required under the Michigan Medicine COVID-19 vaccination policy. 

The following are guidelines for third and booster shots as provided by the CDC:  

  • Employees 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.
  • Employees 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.
  • Employees 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.
  • Employees aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting 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.
  • Employees who self-identify as immunocompromised should receive a 3rd dose vaccination of Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine at least 28 days after completing their mRNA primary series.

Employees who received their vaccines from OHS clinic will have the information documented in HealthRX. If an employee gets the booster or third dose from an outside pharmacy or doctor’s office, the documentation can be submitted directly to OHS (OHS-covidvaccine@med.umich.edu) for documentation in Health RX.

If you have not self-reported your first and second dose yet, you can do so using the Report COVID-19 Vaccination tool in Wolverine Access.