Manning Regional Healthcare Center

MRHC to Host COVID Vaccine Clinic

On Wednesday, March 31st, Manning Regional Healthcare Center will host a mass COVID-19, Moderna vaccination clinic (250 doses). Distribution will be for those who are over 18 years of age with health comorbidities and anyone who is eligible in Phase 1B-all tiers, as well as those in Phase 1A. Appointments will be made on a first come first serve basis. *See the qualifications listed below.

The 1st dose will be given on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 with the second dose scheduled for Wednesday, April 28th between 12:30pm and 7:00pm on both days. The location will be in the Conference Room at Manning Regional Healthcare Center.

Vaccine appointments for this event will be scheduled by going to https://www.mrhcia.com/covid-vaccine-clinic. There are limited spots available for each time slot, so if a time fills up, consider selecting another available time. You may also visit the Manning Regional Healthcare Center Facebook page for the same appointment link.

The appointment link will ask for your identification, health questions, and your preferred appointment time. Lastly, COVID-19 vaccinations are free of charge but you will be asked if you have health insurance with a private provider, Medicare or Medicaid because your insurance can be billed for administering the shot. You will not receive a bill however.

If you are over age 65 and need scheduling assistance, please call (712)655-2072 or you may call your primary care provider for assistance. Your patience is appreciated as appointments fill quickly.

* To qualify for this vaccine distribution, you must:

· Be 65 years old or older

· First Responders

· PK-12 staff, early childhood education, childcare workers

· Be 18-64 years old that are or might be at an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 due to medical conditions

This is for individuals 64 years of age and younger that are or might be at an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 due to medical conditions.

Adults of any age with the following conditions are at increased risk of severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19:

· Cancer

· Chronic kidney disease

· COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)

· Down Syndrome

· Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies

· Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant

· Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2)

· Severe Obesity (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2)

· Pregnancy

· Sickle cell disease

· Smoking

· Type 2 diabetes mellitus

 

COVID-19 is a new disease. Currently there are limited data and information about the impact of many underlying medical conditions on the risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Based on what we know at this time, adults of any age with the following conditions might be at an increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19:

· Asthma (moderate-to-severe)

· Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain)

· Cystic fibrosis

· Hypertension or high blood pressure

· Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines

· Neurologic conditions, such as dementia

· Liver disease

· Overweight (BMI > 25 kg/m2, but < 30 kg/m2)

· Pulmonary fibrosis (having damaged or scarred lung tissues)

· Thalassemia (a type of blood disorder)

· Type 1 diabetes mellitus

· Read this FACT SHEET before you arrive for your appointment

· Answer all screening questions

· Submit one form for each patient

If any of the following questions are not clear, please ask your health care provider for assistance.

NOTE: Once you have signed up for your first dose, please do not sign up for any additional appointments. Vaccine supply is very limited, and we want to ensure as many patients as possible have access to schedule an appointment.

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