Pediatric Doses & All Adult COVID-19 Vaccinations
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COVID-19 vaccination is an important
tool to help us get back to normal.
Keep Your Children Safe!
COVID-19 Vaccine Approved for Use in Children Ages 5 to 11
The FDA approved emergency use authorization for the COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 5 to 11. The vaccine is currently available at Emergent Testing locations for any patient over the age of five.
To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine in children, read our Frequently Asked Questions.
Pediatric & Adult Doses
of Pfizer COVID -19
Children’s Healthcare Of Atlanta
At Town Center
Vaccination Booster FAQs
When can I get a Booster?
Moderna or Pfizer: You should receive a booster dose after 6 months from your initial series of vaccinations.
Janssen (Johnson & Johnson): You should receive a booster after two months from your initial vaccination. You may choose Janssen, Moderna, or Pfizer as a booster dose.
Are there side effects?
Most people experience soreness in the muscle of the arm for about a day. A minority of people (<10%) get a fever from the vaccine. Other common side effects include headache, chills, and fatigue. These symptoms usually last a day or less, if they occur at all.
Does it matter which booster I receive? Is Pfizer better than Moderna?
There are some preliminary signals in the data that some vaccines may be slightly more effective than others, but big picture: The booster vaccinations all work well. The data is not currently conclusive to make a determination of which is most effective. The most important fact is all adults should choose at least one of the COVID19 vaccines that you are comfortable with.
Who is eligible for a booster?
Eligibility criteria for booster doses are fairly broad, and should be reviewed on the CDC website. Individuals who may benefit from a booster include people with chronic medical problems, people over age 65, people with high-risk exposure at work or in their lives.
If you are unsure, one of our providers on-site is happy to help guide you.
What's the difference between a booster & an additional dose?
Additional dose after an initial primary vaccine series: administration of an additional vaccine dose when the initial immune response following a primary vaccine series is likely to be insufficient.
Booster dose: a dose of vaccine administered when the initial sufficient immune response to a primary vaccine series is likely to have waned over time.
- 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
Can I get my second or third dose with you if I got my first dose elsewhere?
Yes, absolutely. Please remember to bring your CDC vaccine card with you. If you lost your card, we can provide a new card.
How much does it cost?
There is no out-of-pocket cost for receiving a vaccination from Emergent Testing. We do bill an administration fee to insurance, however, we DO NOT engage in cost-sharing. This means we do not collect ANY money from patients whatsoever (i.e. no copay, deductible, copay, coinsurance, or balance billing). If you are uninsured, we will bill the administration fee to HRSA, which is set up to cover the uninsured. More details about your rights as a patient, surrounding COVID19 vaccination billing, can be found here
Is it effective?
All authorized COVID19 vaccines to date are highly effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID19. The effectiveness against variant subtypes of COVID19 varies, and is not fully understood. In the clinical trials evaluating the effectiveness of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, they were both found to be 95% effective in preventing severe illness, hospitalization, and death. The limited data available indicates that it is likely at least 60% effective against variants such as B.1.1.7.
Do I need an appointment?
At this time, we are accepting all patients for vaccination, whether or not you have an appointment. Please feel free to drive up to any of our sites and request a vaccination. Please check site hours above before arrival.
Can I receive a vaccine if I am getting a COVID19 test?
Yes. As long as you are not having symptoms of COVID19 (fever, cough, difficulty breathing, chills, body aches), you are eligible to receive the vaccine. Even if your test returns positive, your vaccine is still effective and will help your body generate immunity to the virus.