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Guiding Principles for Allocation and Tiers

GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR ALLOCATION AND TIERS: • Protecting health care workers who fill a critical role in caring for and preserving the lives of COVID-19 patients and maintaining the health care infrastructure for all who need it. • Protecting front-line workers who are at greater risk of contracting COVID-19 due to the nature of their […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Availability

The Immunization Clinic has received notice of the plan to deliver the newly authorized Covid-19 vaccine, Moderna, the week of December 21st to our clinic. It is a 2-shot series, 1 month apart. Appointments are being scheduled to start Saturday, January 2, 2021. Please allow for 30 minutes post-vaccine observation time. There is no charge […]


Dear patients, We are entering the holiday season with important news to share. The COVID-19 vaccine is expected to be available for distribution within the next few weeks. PREPARATIONS AND DISTRIBUTION We have begun our preparations and will be utilizing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for distribution. Due to limited initial […]

COVID-19 Vaccines News

Within the next month, messenger RNA vaccines—also called mRNA vaccines—are likely to be some of the first COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the United States. NEW APPROACH TO VACCINES mRNA vaccines are a new type of vaccine to protect against infectious diseases. To trigger an immune response, many vaccines put a weakened or inactivated […]

The Immunization Clinic Guidance Related to COVID–19

Please call ahead for appointments as we have shortened our hours and the swiftly changing situation in our city. Our facility has been completely sanitized and have no staff with known exposures. Currently, due to our small size we are still open but, have more limited hours. We will be exercising CDC recommended social distancing […]

Novel Coronavirus in China

Warning – Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel Alert – Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions Watch – Level 1, Practice Usual Precautions KEY POINTS • CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to China. • There is an ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that can be spread from person […]

Td and Tdap Vaccines

At CDC’s Advisory Committee of Immunization Practices (ACIP) meeting held in October, the committee voted unanimously to approve that Td and Tdap vaccines may be used interchangeably in almost all situations where currently only Td vaccine is recommended. Specifically, Tdap may now be used instead of Td in any of the following situations: • Decennial […]

CDC Guide on the Use of HPV Vaccine

On August 16, CDC published updated guidance on the use of Human Papillomavirus Vaccination for Adults (HPV vaccine): Updated Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization. The recommendations now include the following updated information: • For children and adults age 9 through 26 years: The vaccine is routinely recommended at age 11 or 12 years, […]

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