MELBOURNE - OMNI Healthcare has received a substantial supply of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine and is now administering the vaccine at its Melbourne vaccination clinic and all OMNI offices on a walk-in basis. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines are also available.
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is the first and only Covid-19 vaccine to receive full approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Pfizer vaccine is now marketed as Cominarty, for the prevention of Covid-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine also continues to be available under emergency use authorization (EUA), including for individuals 12 through 15 years of age and for the administration of a third dose anyone over the age of 18 with a medical condition and anyone over the age of 65.
On September 22, the FDA amended the EUA for the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to allow for use of a single booster dose, to be administered at least six months after completion of of the primary series in:
individuals 65 years of age and older;
individuals 18 through 64 years of age with a medical condition; and
individuals 18 through 64 years of age whose frequent institutional or occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2 puts them at high risk of serious complications of Covid-19 including severe Covid-19.
OMNI Vaccination Walk-In Clinic
The clinic is located on the 2nd floor of 1344 South Apollo Blvd in Melbourne and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Appointments are not required but can be made by calling (321) 802-5515, or by emailing the request and including their name and phone number to COVID@OMNIhealthcare.com. Anyone interested in receiving the vaccine should bring a state-issued ID and their insurance card. Without insurance, a social security number is required. Vaccination record card is also required to receive the booster shot. Boosters and second shots can be administered at OMNI even if a person’s initial shot(s) was received elsewhere.
Covid-19 vaccines are not interchangeable. If a person received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna Covid-19 vaccine, that person should get the same product for their subsequent shot.
The Pfizer vaccine is a two-dose vaccine (certain immunocompromised individuals are eligible to receive a third dose), with shots recommended to be given 21 days (or up to six weeks) apart.
The Moderna vaccine is a two-dose vaccine (certain immunocompromised individuals are eligible to receive a third dose), with shots recommended to be administered 28 days (or up to six weeks) after the first shot.
OMNI Healthcare has celebrated several successes over the past year in regards to its handling of Covid-19 testing and vaccination. The group quickly became a leader among healthcare providers in Central Florida by being one of the first to conduct Covid-19 antigen, molecular, and antibody testing on a large scale. OMNI also made headlines earlier this year as the first healthcare provider in the State of Florida to mandate vaccination of its employees. The physician group also dispatched mobile vaccination units to some of Brevard’s largest employers to host Covid-19 clinics onsite for employees. The growing healthcare group is also known for its participation in various clinical trials, including those for Covid-19.
For over 30 years, OMNI Healthcare has been owned and managed by physicians practicing in Brevard County for the purpose of providing high-quality medical care close to home. The physicians in OMNI Healthcare are recognized by national insurance carriers for their commitment to the highest standards of quality and comprehensive care in the area. To learn more about OMNI Healthcare visit www.OMNIhealthcare.com.