Volunteers of America National Services COVID-19 Vaccine Information (updated with new BOOSTER information 10/2021)

At Volunteers of America National Services’ senior living and care communities, the health and safety of our residents, staff and extended community is of utmost importance. We’re working around the clock to monitor the COVID-19 vaccine situation and follow the current recommendations of the CDC and other state and local health officials on distribution efforts. Our communities are partnering to provide continued onsite vaccine opportunities for both residents and staff. To learn more about onsite vaccinations, please contact your local community.

Boosters for COVID-19 Vaccines now recommended for Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson for Certain  Populations

The following populations that received the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are eligible for a booster 6 months after receiving their initial series.

  • 65 years and older
  • 18+ and living in a long-term care setting
  • 18+ with an underlying medical condition
  • 18+ who work or live in high risk settings

Populations 18 and older that received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are eligible for a booster 2 months after receiving their initial vaccination.

There are booster recommendations available for all three available COVID-19 vaccines. CDC’s recommendations now allow a mix and match dosing for booster shots.

Contact your medical provider or local pharmacy to schedule a booster or contact your VOANS community/program to inquire about the availability of booster clinics onsite. Remember to bring your vaccination card to have your booster recorded.

Center for Disease Control COVID-19 Booster Shot Media Statement 10-21-2021 

External Links

There is one vaccine with full Food & Drug Admnistration (FDA) approval [Pfizer BioNTech] and two vaccines that have been approved by the FDA for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) [Moderna and Johnson & Johnson].  Below are links to more information about the COVID-19 Vaccines. Note: These links are to external sites that are not part of nor controlled by Volunteers of America National Services.

Center for Disease Control COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Food & Drug Administration COVID-19 Vaccine Information (including EUA)

Pfizer COVID-19 Information

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine (Johnson & Johnson)