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Last updated: April  5, 2022

We are committed to ensuring our community has access to this lifesaving vaccine and continue to work with the Indiana Department of Health and State of Michigan for its distribution.

Please visit the Indiana State Department of Health’s vaccine information and planning webpage and the State of Michigan’s vaccine webpage for the latest vaccine information and to register for a vaccine. The CDC continues to add and update its vaccine information as well.

Your state’s health department offers a COVID-19 website and hotline for the latest information:

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Frequently Asked Questions

The resources shared here are for general information purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. As with all pharmaceuticals, a patient’s response to a vaccine is unique to their own body and medical history. We encourage all patients to discuss the vaccine with their physician before administration if they have concerns.

Disclaimer: In our efforts to make sure you have the most up-to-date information as quickly as possible, please make sure your contact information is up to date and accurate. You can check and update your information through the MyBeacon patient portal.

Who

Who currently qualifies for the vaccine?

Anyone age 5 and older may now schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. Please note that anyone younger than 18 must receive the Pfizer vaccine. It is the only vaccine to receive Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA for that age group.

Search for a vaccination clinic in Indiana or in Michigan by ZIP code and to register. In Indiana, call 211 (866-211-9966) if you do not have access to a computer or need assistance.

I’m an Indiana resident who is homebound — can I receive the vaccine at home?

Homebound Hoosiers is a program to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to Hoosiers who cannot leave their homes. This program is now accessed by simply calling 211. Agents will coordinate vaccine appointments with the Indiana Immunization Coalition and its partners.

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

From the CDC as of April 1, 2022:

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine:
Who should get one booster: Everyone 12 years and older
Who can get a second booster: Adults 50 years and older
When to get your booster: At least 5 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series. If eligible for a second booster, at least 4 months after your first booster.
Which booster can you get?

  • Adults 18 years and older should get an mRNA (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) for the first booster in most* situations.
  • The second booster must be an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Teens 12–17 years old may only get a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster.

Moderna vaccine:
Who should get one booster: Everyone 18 years or older
Who can get a second booster: Adults 50 years and older
When to get your booster: At least 5 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination. If eligible for a second booster, at least 4 months after your first booster.
Which booster can you get? For the first booster, an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) is preferred in most* situations. The second booster must be an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.

Johnson & Johnson vaccine: Who should get a booster: Adults 18 years and older
Who can get a second booster:

  • Anyone who received a J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for both their primary dose and booster.
  • Adults 50 years and older who first received a J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of what type of booster they received.
When to get your booster:
  • At least 2 months after receiving your J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccination.
  • If eligible for a second booster, at least 4 months after your first booster.
Which booster can you get? For the first booster, an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) is preferred in most* situations. The second booster must be an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. *Although mRNA vaccines are preferred for the first booster, J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine may be considered in some situations. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccine booster shots from the CDC.

What

What recommendations do I need to know about after my vaccine?

The CDC offers guidance following vaccination here. Beacon requires all visitors coming to its hospitals, clinics and offices to continue to wear disposable paper surgical masks.

What are the COVID-19 vaccine recommendations for moderately or severely immunocompromised people?

Where

Where can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Anyone age 5 and older may now schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. Search for a vaccination clinic in Indiana or in Michigan by ZIP code and to register. In Indiana, call 211 (866-211-9966) if you do not have access to a computer or need assistance. Walk-in appointments are also accepted at most vaccination sites. Please note that anyone younger than 18 must receive the Pfizer vaccine. It is the only vaccine to receive Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA for that age group. Proof of age will be required at the time of vaccination.

COVID-19 vaccines and boosters available at Beacon Medical Group

Beacon Medical Group primary care offices offer COVID-19 vaccines and boosters by appointment for their patients. Please note that anyone younger than 18 must receive the Pfizer vaccine. Call your provider’s office to make an appointment.

Click on the links below for practice locations, phone numbers and other information:

How

I need a copy of my vaccination certificate — how do I get one?

Use the Access Indiana portal or Michigan Immunization portal to view or download your vaccination certificate. Use your Access Indiana account or create a new one to view or print your vaccine certificate. View Access Indiana FAQs or Michigan Immunization FAQs.

If I qualify for the vaccine, how do I schedule my appointment?

You can schedule your appointment by visiting: vaccine.coronavirus.in.gov (IN) or michigan.gov/coronavirus/ (MI). For help scheduling your appointment, you may call Indiana 2-1-1 or Michigan (888) 535-6136.

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