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Did you get your COVID-19 vaccine?
CMC now offers the COVID-19 vaccine to our patients aged 12 and older. You can schedule an appointment by calling your CMC Primary Care office, or ask your provider about getting the shot at your next visit.

There are many vaccine locations across the State offering first dose and second dose appointments, and many locations offer walk-in service without the need for an appointment. Click here to find COVID-19 vaccination site near you.

We understand that some people may be concerned about getting vaccinated. While these vaccines are being developed as quickly as possible, routine processes and procedures remain in place to ensure the safety of any vaccine that is authorized or approved for use.

what you need to know

Benefits
  • Vaccination will help you build protection against COVID-19 and help prevent you from becoming sick and potentially spreading the virus to others. Since there is no cure for COVID-19, prevention of infection is the primary way to reduce the spread of illness.
  • Based on what we know about vaccines for other diseases, experts believe that getting a COVID-19 vaccine may help keep you from getting seriously ill even if you do get COVID-19.
  • Getting vaccinated yourself may also protect people around you, particularly people at increased risk.
Cost
  • There will be no cost to you. Vaccine doses purchased with U.S. taxpayer dollars will be given to the American people at no cost. 
  • Vaccination providers may be able to charge administration fees for giving the shot. Vaccination providers can get this fee reimbursed by the patient’s public or private insurance company or, for uninsured patients, by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Provider Relief Fund.
Booster Shots
The CDC is recommending mRNA booster shots (Pfizer and Moderna) for those with certain conditions that compromise their immune system. This applies to those who:
  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last two years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
You should talk to their healthcare provider about your medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for you. Find additional information here.

The CDC is also recommending, tentatively beginning in late September, a third dose of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for all individuals who are at least eight months past their second dose. That recommendation is pending further review of the data on booster shots by the FDA and the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.  Learn more here. (At this time, there is no booster recommended for the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine; however, more information on that is expected soon.)


 
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Get vaccinated

CMC now offers the COVID-19 vaccine to its patients. You can schedule an appointment by calling your CMC Primary Care office, or ask your provider about getting the shot at your next visit.

There are many locations across the State offering first dose and second dose appointments, and many locations offer walk-in service without the need for an appointment. Click here to find COVID-19 vaccination site near you.
 

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We are now offering the COVID-19 vaccine to our patients. You can schedule an appointment by calling your CMC Primary Care office, or ask your provider about getting the shot at your next visit. 

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