INFORMATION ABOUT FIRST TIME (OR SECOND) VACCINES

This page does not pertain to booster (third) vaccines.

Hill Regional Hospital encourages all eligible persons who wish to receive a COVID-19 vaccine to do so. If you are 5 & older, and are scheduling either a first or second vaccine (in the series), please also note additional criteria for 5-17 year olds:

With the recent approval by the CDC, those who are between 5-11 years old can now receive the Pfizer pediatric vaccine. It is 1/3 the dose of the regular Pfizer vaccine received by those who are 12 and older. Like the other Pfizer vaccines, the 5-11 year old children are advised to return three (3) weeks later to receive their second dose.

If you are between 5-17 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.

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.

If you have questions or concerns, we encourage you to talk with your personal physician or check the CDC Coronavirus vaccine website for additional information and the latest updates.

When asked “What is your desired specialty?” please select “COVID-19 testing and vaccination.” Then you can select the visit type and then Search to find your day/time. Those who are getting vaccines in the 5-17 age group, can only check for a Pfizer first dose - or a second dose when the appropriate 3 weeks has passed. Please print the confirmation page when it pops up or write down your appointment day/time.

SCHEDULE MY VACCINE

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.