COVID-19 VACCINE TOOLKIT

FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY PHYSICIANS

About this toolkit

This toolkit contains information related to the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Janssen COVID-19 vaccines. Montgomery County physicians were among the first to receive the vaccine, as well as administer it to patients. While guidance continues to evolve and additional details are released, the MCMS Immunization Task Force has created this toolkit to provide updates on COVID-19 vaccination distribution in Montgomery County, collate guidance on vaccine handling and storage, promote strong vaccination recommendations to patients, and answer frequently asked questions from physician members.

Jump to a toolkit section: Local Resources - Preparing to Administer the Vaccine - CDC Guidance & AMA Resources - Frequently Asked Questions

Third Dose & Booster Updates from CDC - 9.24.21

On Friday, September 24, 2021, CDC published new recommendations for a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in certain populations and also recommended a booster dose for those in high-risk occupational and institutional settings in response to the FDA's authorization and ACIP's feedback.

CDC recommends:

  • people 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series,
  • people aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series,
  • people aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks, and
  • people aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.

Key Local Resources for Physicians

Six Steps to Prepare for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution in Your Medical Practice

Frequently Asked Questions from Physician Members

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