COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters - What You Need to Know

Choosing Your COVID-19 Booster

Three COVID-19 vaccines are used in the United States to prevent COVID-19. Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (COVID-19 mRNA vaccines) are preferred. You may get Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine in some situations.

Who Can Get a Booster

Learn when you should get your 1st booster below.

1 Booster (recommended)
- Everyone ages 5 years and older should get 1 booster after completing their COVID-19 vaccine primary series, if eligible.

Learn when you should get your 2nd booster below.

2 Boosters (recommended)
- Adults ages 50 years and older - Some people ages 12 years and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised
Find Out When You Can Get Your Booster

- Boosters are an important part of protecting yourself from getting seriously ill or dying from COVID-19. They are recommended for most people.
- Use this tool to determine when or if you (or your child) can get one or more COVID-19 boosters.

COVID Vaccine Information

We’re currently experiencing high phone call volumes related to COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 Vaccine Dose #1 is not Available. Currently, we’ve Reached Appointment Capacity for the COVID-19 Vaccine. Please continue to check our website for updates as we will be opening appointment slots as soon as we get more vaccines.

COVID Vaccine Consent Forms

Prior to your visit for the COVID Vaccine, please download and fill out the consent form below. Please note that there are two different consent forms, one for vaccine does #1 and for vaccine does #2:

COVID Vaccine Dose #1 Consent Form (PDF)
COVID Vaccine Dose #2 Consent Form (PDF)

COVID19 Testing

During the declared public health emergency, BCOM is not charging patients for COVID-19 testing. For more information, please call BCOM at (954) 624-3200.

Understanding How the COVID19 Vaccine Works

To understand how COVID-19 vaccines work, it helps to first look at how our bodies fight illness. When germs, such as the virus that causes COVID-19, invade our bodies, they attack and multiply. This invasion, called an infection, is what causes illness.

Why you should get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Vaccines are an essential tool in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Getting vaccinated can prevent you from getting the infection, including severe infections that can send you to the hospital. Safe and effective vaccines are available for adults at higher risk of having serious complications from COVID-19 and for frontline and emergency health care providers. The vaccine may not be recommended to those with certain health conditions. When you schedule your vaccination, you should talk to your health care provider if you have questions about receiving the vaccine.

Keeping Kids Healthy - How to Protect Them & Yourself

Three Important Ways to Slow the Spread:

  1. Wear a mask to protect yourself and others and stop the spread of COVID-19.
  2. Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from others who don’t live with you.
  3. Avoid crowds. The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19.

CDC has created recommendations to help adults have conversations with children about COVID-19 and ways they can avoid getting and spreading the disease.

Watch for Behavior Changes in Your Child
Help your child stay healthy and help them cope with stress during the outbreak. Children and teens react, in part, on what they see from the adults around them. When parents and caregivers deal with the COVID-19 calmly and confidently, they can provide the best support for their children. Parents can be more reassuring to others around them, especially children, if they are better prepared. Not all children and teens respond to stress in the same way.
Need someone to talk to? Reach for help at talk-to-someone page.

Info about the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

Before administering vaccine, screen recipients for contraindications and precautions, even if this is the second dose. The recipient’s health condition or recommendations regarding contraindications and precautions for vaccination may change from one visit to the next. To assess patients correctly and consistently, vaccination providers should use a standardized, comprehensive screening tool.

New Variants of the Virus that Causes COVID-19

Information about the characteristics of these variants is rapidly emerging. Scientists are working to learn more about how easily they spread, whether they could cause more severe illness, and whether currently authorized vaccines will protect people against them.

We want to acknowledge and praise our healthcare champions for their bravery, courage and sacrifice during these difficult and uncertain times. As a strong community and organization, we are confident that we will get through this together and continue to serve our community as our mission dictates. Thank you for your patience and your understanding during these challenging times.

All our locations are open and operating under regular business hours including weekends. The BCOM team is working tirelessly with our community and federal leaders to secure COVID-19 Testing Kits and COVID-19 Vaccines. Please continue to check our website for updates.