** ADVISORY **
Starting Oct. 25, all COVID-19 testing will be performed in the medical homes, not in the IACH parking structure.
Patients who wish to be tested will call the appointment line (785) 239-DOCS or Nurse Advice Line 1-800-TRICARE to book a virtual appointment for screening.
If clinically indicated, patients will be provided instructions for swabbing at Irwin Army Community Hospital or Custer Hill Health Clinic.

News | Oct. 6, 2021

BOOSTER DOSE TO SELECT POPULATIONS:

By Jorge Gomez

Beneficiaries are eligible to receive a booster dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine who completed the two-dose Pfizer COVID-19 series at least six months ago and meet the following criteria:
 
  1. People 65 years and older and residents in long term care facilities should receive a booster dose
  2. People 50-64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster dose
  3. People 18-49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster dose
  4. People 18-64 years who are increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional settings may receive a booster dose
 
Individuals who received two doses of Moderna, a single dose of Janssen, or a mixed vaccine series are not recommended to receive a booster at this time.
 
Administration of a booster to indicated populations is provided at Long Fitness Center, 8069 Normandy Dr, Fort Riley, Tuesday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. through Nov. 4.
 
ADDITIONAL DOSE TO IMMUNOCOMPROMISED:
 
IACH is also offering an additional dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for immunocompromised beneficiaries after 28 days of their second dose based on the following criteria:
 
•         Receiving active cancer treatment for solid tumors or cancers of the blood
•         Taking medicine to suppress the immune system after an organ transplant
•         Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency
•         Advanced or untreated HIV infection
•         Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
 
If you have additional questions or feel you meet the criteria but your condition is not listed, contact your provider team.
 
Administration of an additional dose for immunocompromised is by appointment at IACH. Visit the Patient Portal on MHS GENESIS at https://patientportal.mhsgenesis.health.mil or call (785) 239-DOCS or 239-3627.
 
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