Plessen’s Vaccine Clinic ended April 1, 2023
COVID-19 Boosters and Additional Doses
COVID-19 Vaccinations and boosters (both Pfizer and Moderna) were administered at Plessen Urgent Care located in Sunny Isles through March 30, 2023
As we transition from pandemic to living with the COVID-19 virus in our midst, we will continue to offer COVID-19 testing at Plessen Urgent Care in Sunny Isle and Plessen Medical Center in Orange Grove. From April 2023 going forward, patients may continue to attain COVID-19 vaccines and boosters at the US Virgin Islands Department of Health as available.
Who is Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccines?
COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for everyone ages 6 months and older, including people with underlying medical conditions.
COVID-19 vaccines are especially important for people with underlying medical conditions associated with a higher risk for severe COVID-19.
At this time, Plessen Urgent Care administers vaccines to patients age 5 and older.
About COVID-19 Bivalent Vaccine Boosters
Pfizer and Moderna bivalent vaccines are administered as booster vaccines and include (mRNA) components of both the original wild strain of SARS-CoV-2 and the BA.4 and BA.5 lineages of the omicron variant.
The bivalent COVID-19 vaccines are expected to provide increased protection against the currently circulating omicron variant which is the more predominant and more virulent strain.
For updated information on who is eligible for COVID-19 Boosters and when you should receive them, please go to: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html
About Plessen Healthcare’s Response to COVID-19
We are extremely proud to have been a part of Operation Warp Speed providing COVID-19 vaccines from day one on December 15, 2020. And we are equally proud of all of our Plessen Healthcare staff and medical professionals for their tremendous efforts to vaccinate and educate the St Croix community throughout the pandemic.
The Plessen COVID-19 Vaccine Center located at the Sunny Isles Annex closed as of January 28th, 2022. As of February 1, 2022, The Plessen team has successfully administered almost 17,000 vaccines, and counting, and continued to work to protect our St Croix and US Virgin Islands community.
Vaccination continues to be the best protection against severe infection, hospitalization, and adverse outcomes from the COVID-19 virus and its variants.