Need a COVID-19 Vaccine? Walk-In Vaccination Centers Open 5 Days a Week.
Walk-in Vaccination Centers:
OR join us at an upcoming Community Vaccination Event
OR schedule an appointment at Singing River Medical Clinic – Cowan Rd in Gulfport
Cowan Road Clinic Vaccines are available Monday-Thursday 8 am-5 pm and Fridays 8 am-Noon. Vaccinations at this location by appointment only.
Who is Eligible in Mississippi for the COVID-19 Vaccine?
According to MSDH, eligible groups include ALL individuals age 12+ (Pfizer) and age 18+ (Moderna and Johnson & Johnson).
Singing River fully supports and highly encourages widespread COVID vaccination for our employees, patients, and the community.
COVID Vaccine FAQs:
COVID Booster Shots – What You Need to Know.
People with moderately to severely compromised immune systems are especially vulnerable to COVID-19, and may not build the same level of immunity to the 2-dose vaccine series compared to people who are not immunocompromised.
This additional dose is intended to improve immunocompromised people’s response to their initial vaccine series.
Although CDC does not recommend additional doses or booster shots for any other population at this time, HHS has announced a plan to begin offering COVID-19 vaccine booster shots this fall. CDC recommends that people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days after the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
Who Needs an Additional COVID-19 Vaccine?
Currently, CDC is recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose. This includes people who have:
- Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
- Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
People should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.
We know there are a lot of questions out there about the COVID-19 Vaccine.
Please take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions and if you do not see yours, please call your Primary Care Provider for an answer!