Hamilton Health Network hosts several vaccine pop-up clinics throughout March

FLINT, Michigan — Hamilton Community Health Network is hosting several vaccine pop-up clinics throughout the month of March for those who would like to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or vaccine booster shot. 

Studies have shown that vaccinations remain the safest strategy for avoiding hospitalizations, long-term health outcomes, and death. The COVID-19 vaccines help protect people by creating an immune response in the body without potentially severe illness or post-COVID conditions. 

Although getting vaccinated is a personal decision, Hamilton Health Network encourages everyone to be vigilant of their health and wellness by providing free, safe, and easily accessible pop-clinics throughout the Flint area. 

The remaining dates, times, and locations for Hamilton's pop-up clinics are included in the flier below.

The flier for Hamilton's vaccine pop-up clinics throughout the month of March 2023.
It is important to know that COVID-19 can be spread from person to person through respiratory droplets and from contact with contaminated objects.

How To Know When to Test for COVID-19:
  • If you are experiencing a fever of over 100 degrees
  • Severe cough
  • Shortness of breath
Seek Emergency Care:
  • If you are having trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or chest pressure
  • Confusion
  • Bluish lips or face
If you have received a positive COVID-19 test result, it is suggested to self-quarantine at home, if possible. Some safety guidelines include:
  • Remaining isolated from others
  • Using separate restrooms from others in the home
  • Refraining from sharing personal household items
  • Wearing a face mask covering mouth and nose
  • Wash your hands often (for at least 20 seconds) followed with hand sanitizer
  • DO NOT touch others
  • DO NOT touch shared surfaces
  • Clean all surfaces daily
  • Use cleaners according to label instructions
  • Stay hydrated
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Wash your laundry thoroughly
Lastly, stay home until your symptoms have cleared up and you have tested negative for the virus.

Most recently, a third dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines has been approved. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is a COVID-19 vaccine recommended by CDC for use in the U.S. It has been approved by the FDA for people 16 and older, and authorized for people 5 to 15 years old. Talk with your primary care physician regarding your individual need for a third dose.

Currently, the following individuals are suggested to receive a Pfizer booster are:
  • 65 and older
  • Long-term care setting residents aged 18 years and older
  • People with medical conditions aged 18-49 years (depending on their risks and benefits)
  • Employees and residents are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission
Follow this link to the CDC for more detailed information on the COVID-19 vaccines. 
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