Fourth COVID-19 Booster Now Available
Gila River Indian Community members and Gila River Health Care patients can now receive their fourth dose of a COVID-19 vaccination. Health & Social Standing Committee approved the COVID-19 Vaccine 2nd Booster Dose plan presented by the COVID-19 Task Force on April 4, which outlines the second COVID booster dose guidance after the FDA authorized the additional doses for certain groups.
The plan is based on the eligibility provided by the FDA and CDC with fourth doses for those 50 and older, younger individuals who are immunocompromised as well as those who previously took the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine.
Who can get the fourth dose and when?
• Second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine is available at least 4 months after the first Janssen booster dose for adults ages 18-49 years (those who received the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine as their primary series dose and first booster dose).
• Second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine is available at least 4 months after the first booster dose for people ages 12 years and older with weakened immune systems.
COVID-19 vaccines are widely available in the Gila River Indian Community as well as COVID testing along with flu vaccines. Remaining dates and times can be found at GRHC.org/hub. You may also visit a GRHC Primary Care Department for vaccines. Walk-in or schedule an appointment by calling (602)528-1482.
At-home test kits are also available at each district service center.