— 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:
Seek Emergency Care:
- If you are experiencing a fever of over 100 degrees
- Severe cough
- Shortness of breath
- If you are having trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or chest pressure
- 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.