Atracare Offers Pfizer Vaccine
Patients aged 6 months to 4 years will be able to get COVID-19 vaccinated at Atracare starting June 27, 2022. We will not be vaccinating 6 months to 4 year olds during our vaccine clinics. Only pediatric patients of Atracare will be able to get vaccinated and only during scheduled appointments.
Patients age 12+ are eligible for a booster dose of the COVID vaccine and immunocompromised patients may receive a second booster.
Patients age 50+ are eligible for a second booster dose of COVID vaccine.
Patients age 5+ are now eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID vaccine booster (initial series also available).
Please text us at 302-517-1385 if you have questions at any time.
VACCINE CLINICS – LOCATION & TIMES:
Vaccine Clinics are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12PM to 6PM at our main office: 18068 Coastal Hwy, Lewes, DE 19958
We offer only Pfizer vaccine and have all doses.
Adult COVID ( age 12+ ) – 1st, 2nd, booster, and second booster shots available.
Peds COVID ( age 5-11 ) – 1st or 2nd, and booster shots available.
Please bring a photo ID and insurance cards.
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Vaccine Schedule: The routine adult schedule is one dose, followed by a second identical dose in 21 days. The second dose does not have to be exactly at 21 days. It can be given any time between 17 – 42 days after the first, however, it is best to get the shot as close to 21 days as possible.
Adult Vaccine Dose and Concentration (Age 12+): Adult doses of the vaccine (1st, 2nd or 3rd, etc.) are identical in composition and volume. They are the same medication and the dose is 0.3mL. The concentration is 100 mcg/mL.
Pediatric Vaccine Dose and Concentration (Age 5-11): Pediatric doses of the vaccine are 0.2mL. The concentration is 50 mcg/mL.
We do not charge for the vaccine. However, if you have active insurance you must present it at the time of your vaccination.
Am I Eligible?
[Updated March 29, 2022] Patients are eligible for the second booster dose if:
- It has been at least 4 months since their first booster.
- Patient is 50 years of age and older (Pfizer and Moderna).
- 12 years of age or older (Pfizer only; 18+ for Moderna) with certain levels of immunocompromise.
Patients are eligible for the first booster dose if:
- It has been at least 5 months after your second dose of Pfizer or Moderna or,
- It has been at least 2 months after your J&J vaccine.
“MIX AND MATCH”
On Oct 22, 2021 the Delaware Division of Public Health offered guidance on the expansion of boosters to include those vaccinated with J&J or Moderna. J&J patients who got their shot at least 2 months prior are eligible, and Moderna patients who got their final shot at least 6 months prior are eligible to receive a shot of the Pfizer vaccine if they choose.
On August 12, 2021, the FDA expanded the EUA for the Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine to authorize a 3rd dose of the same COVID-19 vaccine administered at least 28 days following the two-dose regimen of either vaccine.
This authorization is limited and only applies to eligible individuals who have undergone solid organ transplant or who are diagnosed with conditions that are considered to have an equivalent level of immunocompromise.
The following individuals should be considered for the 3rd dose of mRNA vaccine if they have received their first dose:
- Organ transplant recipients taking immunosuppressive therapy
- Recipient of stem cell transplants (CAR-T-cell or hematopoietic) within two years or taking immunosuppressive therapy
- Active/recent cancer treatments for tumors or hematologic malignancies
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Persons taking medications that weaken the immune system – high-dose corticosteroids (i.e., ≥20mg prednisone or equivalent per day), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive, TNF blockers, and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory
- Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge, Wiskott-Aldrich syndromes)
COVID Vaccine - Scientific Literature Updates
Up to date information on COVID, brought to you by Aspira. Click on the images and links below to read the full stories.
[May 3, 2021] It is reported that the Pfizer vaccine will soon be available to patients age 12-15. Aspira is working with schools to get kids vaccinated. Check back for news updates.
[March 31, 2021] The Pfizer vaccine is extremely effective in adolescents 12 to 15 years old, perhaps even more so than in adults, the companies reported. No infections were found in the study group and the participants produced strong antibody responses.
[March 29, 2021] Pfizer’s vaccine has proven to provide powerful protection to individuals that complete the vaccination schedule. Among those patients that were fully vaccinated, there were 0.04 infections per 1,000 person-days, meaning that among 1,000 persons there would be 0.04 infections in a day.
SECOND DOSE WINDOW: 17 – 42 DAYS AFTER FIRST
[Jan 26, 2021] Pfizer and the Delaware Division of Public Health have stated that the second dose can be given up to 42 days (6 weeks) after the first dose and the patient still benefits from a boost in immunity. Studies have shown that this is a safe and effective strategy.
Persons should not be scheduled to receive the second dose earlier than recommended (i.e. 3 weeks for the Pfizer-BioNTech). However, second doses administered within a grace period of 4 days earlier than the recommended date for the second dose are still considered valid (3). Therefore, because of limited supply availability, it is ok to receive your second dose from Aspira anywhere between 17 and 25 days after the first for optimal administration.
If you cannot get the 2nd dose right away, do not worry. Patients still get between 50-83% immunity from just one shot. By comparison, the flu vaccine only offers between 45-55% immunity each year. Simply continue to search for access and get vaccinated when you are able.
Scheduling a 2nd dose: Anyone who received their first dose from Aspira will receive an email 1-3 days before their second dose is due to let them know either (a) how to schedule their second dose at Aspira, or (b) where they might be able to find a second dose.
We appreciate your patience in this matter. When doses are available, scheduling will be open to the public. Right now, public scheduling is not available.