INFORMATION ABOUT FIRST TIME (OR SECOND) VACCINES

This does not pertain to booster (third) vaccines.

Hill Regional Hospital encourages all eligible persons to get a COVID-19 vaccine. If you are 12 & older, and are scheduling either a first or second vaccine (in the series), please also note additional criteria for 12-17 year olds:

If you are 18 and older, you are eligible for either the Moderna, Pfizer, or Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine. The J&J vaccine is not as readily available as Moderna or Pfizer. If you are getting a first vaccine, please be willing to accept whichever vaccine is available.

However, if you are between 12-17 years of age, YOU ARE ONLY ELIGIBLE FOR THE PFIZER VACCINE! You must have a signed parental consent form and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for your appointment. Children under 12 are not eligible at this time.

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It means that you had been infected with Covid-19 recently even if you didn’t show any outward signs or symptoms. That’s why you’ll need to maintain Covid safety precautions like handwashing, social distancing and using a mask.

We have been closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and continue to implement changes to protect the health and safety of our community.

Also, it takes one or three weeks for your antibodies to be detectable.

However, the CDC doesn’t recommend doing antibody tests to assess immunity after vaccination. This is because different tests detect different parts of the virus. These tests mainly do not detect antibodies against the spike proteins of the Coronavirus.

If you have a cough, fever, difficulty breathing, sore throat, loss of taste/smell, chills/muscle pain and/or gastrointestinal symptoms you should contact your doctor immediately.

To make sure that you get the right post-vaccine assessment, please book an appointment with our expert doctors. Call us today at 254-580-8500.