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    COVID-19 Vaccine Information

    Vaccine Details

    The CDC has given final approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months - 11 years and the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months - 5 years. For children under 4 years of age, a parent/caregiver will be required to provide the weight of the child at the time of scheduling and at the appointment. We’re vaccinating eligible Springfield Clinic patients needing their first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and for those who are eligible for a booster or third dose as defined by the CDC guidelines. You must see a Springfield Clinic physician (primary or specialty care) to qualify. Eligible patients can book an appointment to be vaccinated at Springfield Clinic's West Side Drive-Up Lab.

    We have CDC approval to administer COVID-19 vaccine boosters for all eligible Springfield Clinic patients for who have received Pfizer & Moderna (at least 6 months ago) or Johnson & Johnson (at least two or more months ago.)


    West Side Drive-Up Lab

    3040 Hamlin Parkway

    Springfield, IL 62711

    Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Saturday, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    COVID-19 Testing

    Springfield Clinic offers COVID-19 testing at its Downtown Drive-Up Lab facility (located three blocks north of Springfield Clinic's Main Campus) in addition to all Urgent Care locations. You must have an order from your physician to receive a COVID-19 test at the Downtown Drive-Up Lab.

    Springfield Clinic Downtown Drive-Up Lab

    701 South 6th Street

    Springfield, IL 62703

    Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Saturday, 7 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Springfield Clinic Urgent Care Locations

    Main (Monday - Sunday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.)

    West Wabash (Monday - Sunday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.)

    Sherman (Monday - Sunday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.)

    Jacksonville (Monday - Sunday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.)


    FAQs

    Is the Pfizer vaccine dose the same for children ages 5-11 and adults?

    No. The Pfizer vaccine dose for children ages 5-11 for Emer­gency Use Autho­riza­tion will be 10mcg or one-third of the dose giv­en to indi­vid­u­als aged 12 years old and up. There will be two dos­es, 21 days apart. This vac­cine is NOT weight-based, it is age-based.

    • Review this helpful summary chart published by the Sangamon Country Dept. of Public Health to for dosing guidelines and boosters by age group and vaccine. 

    • You can also review additional FAQs for children and teens regarding the COVID-19 vaccine on the CDC website. 

    Where can I get my first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine?

    All three vaccines, Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech and Johnson & Johnson are available to our patients and staff by appointment only at the West Side Drive-Up Lab.


    Who is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot?

    UPDATED CDC guidelines state that COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are available for the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna  vaccine recipients who completed their initial series at least 6 months ago:

    For the nearly 15 million people who got the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are also recommended for those who are 18 or older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.

    For moderately to severely immunocompromised people, they may be eligible for a third dose of the vaccine, which is delivered sooner than the booster dose. The 
    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 a second dose of Pfizer or Moderna.  See attachment for referrals for a third dose.

    How can I receive my booster shot?

    Booster vaccines are ONLY being given at the West Side Drive-Up Lab, and eligible Springfield Clinic patients must have an appointment. No drive-ups available. If patients meet the criteria, they do not need a referral and can self-schedule their appointment. Severely immunocompromised patients may be eligible for a third dose of the vaccine, which is delivered sooner than the booster dose. If you fall into this category, please reach out to your Springfield Clinic physician to discuss a third dose and potential referral. 

    Do you have to receive the same booster as your first and second dose or can you mix and match brands?

    Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.

    Can the booster shot be given at the same time as the flu shot? 

    The CDC states that you can get a COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines at the same visit. You no longer need to wait 14 days between vaccinations; therefore booster shots and the flu shot can be given at the same time. Children may get a COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines, including flu vaccine, at the same time.

    If I receive my COVID-19 vaccine through Springfield Clinic, will this be covered by insurance? Will I receive a bill?

    Springfield Clinic will bill the vaccine administration to insurance. Based on our understanding of federal regulations, insurance plans should not hold the patient responsible for any co-payment or co-insurance. Please call a customer service representative (CSR) at 217.528.7541 if you have question about your bill.

    Our fees are standard by CPT code (a standardized code that represents a procedure or service), not subject to different fees based on insurance coverage.

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