If you are a patient at Desert Ridge Family Physicians, and have already received a COVID-19 vaccine elsewhere, please fill out this form so we can update your medical record. COVID-19 Vaccine Form
At this time, there are four COVID vaccines available at most local pharmacies. The dosing schedule to complete the primary series is as follows:
- Pfizer mRNA vaccine: 2 dose series for ages 6 months and older
- Moderna mRNA vaccine: 2 dose series for 6 months and older
- J&J viral vector vaccine: 1 dose for ages 18 and older
- Novavax: 2 dose series for ages 12 and older
Maricopa County keeps a calendar and list of vaccine providers and locations: https://www.maricopa.gov/5659/COVID-19-Vaccine-Locations
The COVID vaccines are effective at reducing your risk of becoming severely ill or dying from COVID-19 infection.
- Unvaccinated seniors (those 65+) are 50-times more likely to be hospitalized than those who are vaccinated.
- Those under 65 who are unvaccinated are 4-times more likely to get infected and 23-times more likely to be hospitalized due to COVID-19 infection
- Those who are boosted are 21 times less likely to die from COVID than those who are unvaccinated
Updated, Bivalent COVID Boosters
Each year, as the Flu virus mutates, the Flu vaccine is updated to match the season’s circulating strains. The COVID vaccine has too been updated. These updated booster doses are now available.
There are two formulations currently available:
- Pfizer – Approved for ages 5 and older
- Moderna – Approved for ages 6 and older
- It is recommended that everyone 5 years and older receive a bivalent mRNA booster once 2 months have past since receipt of last COVID vaccine dose (booster or primary series)
- The bivalent formulation may not be used as a primary series.
- DRFP does not have any inventory of the original, monovalent COVID vaccines. If you have not completed your primary series, we recommend you do so at one of the local pharmacies
- Currently, DRFP has limited inventory of Moderna’a bivalent booster . Patients may schedule a nurse visit or may receive the booster during an office visit with their PCP
COVID-19 VACCINE BOOSTER FAQ
COVID-19 VACCINE GENERAL FAQ