Jefferson Community Health & Life Fairbury Clinic will begin calling patients soon to schedule vaccinations, and will be making calls starting from the oldest patients. JCH&L is following the guidelines from Public Health Solutions and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
“We will receive a limited number of vaccinations each week, and will need to make sure we have the right number of patients scheduled each week to utilize all vaccine available to us,” said Amber Brunow, infection preventionist.
JCH&L Fairbury Clinic will be mailing flyers with information about the clinics and the vaccine to all patients who are 75 and older. Patients will be called in order of age. Each patient will be asked questions about their health status and will be given vaccine clinic information. We ask that patients not call us asking to set up appointments.
*Fairbury Clinic physicians support vaccination of their patients. They have instructed schedulers to ask health questions, and if any concerns arise they will provide further instructions.
Online registration is not required for those who are 75 and older. We are working on additional plans for those who are 65 and older or those who have underlying health conditions.
Some vaccine information:
*This will be the Moderna vaccine. It requires 2 doses 28 days apart.
*The most commonly reported side effects were pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, joint pain, swollen lymph nodes in the same arm as the injection, nausea and vomiting, and fever. More people experience these side effects after the second dose than after the first dose.
*A full fact sheet on the vaccine is available at https://www.modernatx.com/covid19vaccine-eua/recipients/
*You should not get this vaccine if you have had a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient of this vaccine, or to a previous dose of this vaccine
*You may not have had any other vaccination of any type for the 14 days prior to receiving this vaccine.
Public Health Solutions will offer community clinics at a later date.