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Coronavirus Vaccine Update January 25, 2021

Why should I get the COVID-19 Vaccine? Getting the vaccine may help keep you from getting seriously ill, even if you do get the virus. Getting vaccinated yourself may also protect people around you, particularly people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Where can I get the COVID-19 Vaccine? At this point, we are not administering the COVID-19 vaccine at any of our locations, however we will keep you updated as things progress. See below for a list of County websites to visit for vaccine pre-registration of eligible individuals.

Vaccine websites by County: 

Please keep in mind vaccine supply remains extremely limited and it may take several weeks to receive a response.

 Please continue to wear a mask, follow social distancing guidelines and use proper handwashing techniques.

 

COVID-19 Patient Safety Measures

All Prime Health Network offices are following strict CDC guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are prescreening all NON-VACCINATED patients for COVID-19 symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath and body aches prior to in-person appointments. We want to assure you that we are open for all of your healthcare needs and have taken precautions to do so safely. In addition, to in-office visits we are now offering PHN TeleHealth visits. To safeguard the health of our patients and staff we have implemented the following – note some of these measures were in place prior to COVID-19:

  1. NON/PARTIALLY VACCINATED Staff are screened daily for fever and cough; those exhibiting symptoms will not be permitted to work.
  2. Masks are required for ALL STAFF AND PATIENTS with an in-office appointment.
  3. Staff is washing their hands before AND after each patient interaction.
  4. All PHN offices are being cleaned according to CDC guidelines.
  5. NON/PARTIALLY VACCINATED Patients are being screened in advance of in-office appointments to rule out active cough, fever or shortness of breath.
  6. In-office appointments are being scheduled with adequate time in between for thorough cleaning according to CDC guidelines.
  7. NON/PARTIALLY VACCINATED Patients with in-office appointments will have their temperature taken upon arrival.
  8. Social distancing measures are strictly followed in all common areas including the waiting rooms.

Rest assured, that we are in communication with the PA Department of Health and continue to take a proactive approach to keep our patients, employees and communities healthy and safe.

The virus is thought to spread primarily by person-to-person contact; through a cough, a sneeze, etc., OR the virus may be transmitted onto objects (doorknobs, shopping carts, etc.) by an infected person to a healthy individual. 

We are asking our patients to follow the guidelines set in place by the Department of Health to help prevent the spread of this disease and others. However, the most important thing to remember is: If you are sick, Stay Home and Call Us First!

Without question, serious and life-threatening illnesses always need the fastest and most advanced medical care available and that means immediate treatment in an Emergency Room. Remember if you feel like your life is in danger immediately dial 9-1-1.