Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Boosters at Riverside
Do I have to get the same type of booster (MODERNA, PFIZER, OR J&J) as I got for my initial dose(s)?
You do not have to get the same booster as your initial dose(s). COVID-19 boosters are interchangeable. You are able to select which booster you wish to receive.
From a time standpoint, when am I eligible to get my booster?
- For Pfizer and Moderna you can get a booster dose at 6 months after your second dose.
- For J&J -you are able to get a booster shot 2 months after your vaccine.
How do I sign up for the booster clinic?
You can schedule your booster in your myRiverside myChart account. By scheduling in MyChart you are able to complete the required consents prior to arriving at the booster clinic. This helps to streamline your experience.
What if I don’t like something that is listed on the consent can I cross any part of the consent?
No. The consent cannot be altered and will need to be signed as written.
What if I can’t preschedule in myRiverside MyChart, can I just walk into the booster clinic?
Yes. Although we are asking and strongly encouraging all staff to preschedule we understand that there may a circumstance where that is not possible. Prescheduled appointments help to streamline the process and will allow for people to efficiently move through the clinic.
I have a medical condition that puts me into the category of immunocompromised, should I get the booster shot at the Riverside Clinic on 11/23 or 1/24?
If you are immunocompromised, we do not recommend getting the booster without first consulting your primary care physician. There are additional recommendations for individuals that fall into the category of immunocompromised. You may also email Chief Medical Officer, Keith A. Moss, MD, MA, FACP at KMoss@RHC.net for guidance.