MEDICAL NEWS: Health First to Offer COVID-19 Booster Shots to Immunocompromised
By Space Coast Daily // August 17, 2021
Recipients must receive the same brand of vaccine as previously administered
Booster shots will only be available for those who received the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, not Johnson & Johnson.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – With Brevard’s wellness and health at the forefront, Health First stands ready to administer ‘booster’ COVID-19 vaccination shots for the immunocompromised, based on the FDA’s latest recommendations.
People who fall under this category, which includes those who have undergone a solid organ transplant, are welcome to receive their vaccines at the Health First COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Health First Medical Rehabilitation, located at 611 E. Sheridan Road in Melbourne – across the street from Holmes Regional Medical Center – from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Both Health First Family Pharmacy – Gateway (1223 Gateway Drive) and Health First Family Pharmacy – Viera (8725 N. Wickham Road) are now closed for vaccinations.
Booster shots will only be available for those who received the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, not Johnson & Johnson. Recipients must receive the same brand of vaccine as previously administered.
These cases will be served on a walk-in basis only, and patients are required to bring a paper physician’s prescription order to receive their third dose, as well as their CDC COVID-19 vaccination card, for verification purposes.
“We are eager to help further safeguard our community from COVID-19, including this important step of offering added protection for the most medically vulnerable in Brevard,” said Health First spokesman Lance Skelly.