Custer Health is now providing COVID-19 booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine.
One COVID-19 vaccination clinic has been set for Wednesday, October 13, from 2-5 p.m. Online registration is available for this clinic at https://ph-custer-health.as.me/mandancovidclinics101321. Additionally, COVID-19 vaccinations are available during Custer Health’s influenza clinics in Morton, Mercer and Grant counties throughout October. Visit https://www.custerhealth.com/flu-clinic-schedules to see a full list of these clinic times and dates and to register for your appointment. Individuals wanting a COVID-19 vaccine may also contact any Custer Health office to schedule an appointment in that office.
CDC recommends these booster shots for individuals who have completed their initial two-dose series of the Pfizer vaccine at least six months ago:
- Individuals aged 65 years and older
- Individuals aged 18 and older with underlying medical conditions
- Individuals aged 18 and older who work or live in high-risk settings
“We are excited to be able to provide these booster doses for individuals who are at the most risk for hospitalization,” said Custer Health Administrator Erin Ourada. “Going into October last year, North Dakota experienced some of its highest COVID-19 activity and this vaccine booster dose can help keep you safe this year. No vaccine is 100-percent effective, but all the statistics we are seeing make a compelling argument for how being vaccinated is preventing serious consequences associated with COVID-19.”
Custer Health requires a mask to be worn to all appointments. Please bring your insurance information and card to your appointment. If you need help scheduling an appointment, please contact Custer Health’s Morton County office in Mandan office at (701) 667-3370, Grant County office in Carson at (701) 622-3591, Mercer County office in Beulah at (701) 873-4433. Individuals in Oliver and Sioux counties are asked to contact the Mandan office.
COVID-19 booster doses differ from the third doses that were made available in August. That third round of vaccination was intended for individuals experiencing health conditions contributing to a compromised immune system.
At this time, booster doses are not yet available for individuals who completed a two-dose series of the Moderna vaccine, or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. It is expected that more information will be coming about availability of potential booster doses for these vaccines in coming weeks.
For ongoing response efforts to the COVID-19 pandemic, the North Dakota Department of Health continues to provide staffing for a COVID-19 Hotline to help answer your questions. You may call 1-866-207-2880, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with questions. Please note that individuals seeking specific medical advice should contact their healthcare provider.
For COVID-19-related inquiries, as well as questions about other health programs and issues, please call Custer Health at 701-667-3370, or you can connect online with us at www.custerhealth.com and through Facebook. If you have specific COVID-19 questions, email email@example.com. For more info about COVID-19, visit the ND Department of Health website, NDResponse.gov, or CDC website.