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PLEASE SEE SCHEDULE BELOW:

MONDAYS

West Perrine

Health Center

18255 Homestead Ave.

Perrine, FL 33157

(305) 234-7676

10am – 12pm

TUESDAYS

South Miami

Health Center

6350 Sunset Drive

South Miami, FL 33143

(786) 293-5500

10am – 12pm

 

South Dade

Health Center

13600 SW 312th Street

Homestead, FL 33033

(305) 242-6069

10am – 12pm

 

Tavernier

Health Center

91200 Overseas Highway,

Unit 17

Tavernier, FL 33070

(305) 743-0383

10am – 12pm

WEDNESDAYS

Doris Ison

Health Center

10300 SW 216th Street

Miami, FL 33190

(305) 253-5100

10am – 12pm

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Clinica Campesina

810 West Mowry Drive

Homestead, FL 33030

(305) 248-4334

5pm – 7pm

THURSDAYS

Doris Ison

Health Center

10300 SW 216th Street

Miami, FL 33190

(305) 253-5100

10am – 12pm

 

Everglades

Health Center

19300 SW 376th Street

Florida City, FL 33034

(305) 246-4607

10am – 12pm

FRIDAYS

Naranja

Health Center

13805 SW 264th Street

Naranja , FL 33032

(305) 258-6813

10am – 12pm

 

West Kendall 

Health Center

13540 SW 135th Ave.

Miami, FL 33186

(786) 231-0800

10am – 12pm

SATURDAYS

Marathon

Health Center

2805 Overseas Highway MM 48.5

Marathon, FL 33050

(305) 743-4000

11am – 1pm

 

Doris Ison

Health Center

10300 SW 216th Street

Miami, FL 33190

(305) 253-5100

5pm – 7pm

In line with CDC guidelines, CHI is offering a 3rd vaccine dose for moderately to severely immunocompromised people.

 

CDC details on the guidelines can be found here:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/immuno.html

 

Some quick summary points:

 

  • CDC recommends the additional dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine be administered at least four weeks after a second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
  • It is not recommended to mix vaccine types, but it is possible to do with mRNA vaccines.
  • Who needs an additional COVID-19 Vaccine?  Currently, CDC is recommending this includes people who have:
    • 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 2 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
    • People should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.

More information about the vaccine:

    • The COVID-19 vaccine is another way to protect yourself, your family, and others from the virus.
    • The vaccine is free.
    • Even after receiving the vaccine, it is important to continue following health and safety guidelines, such as wearing your mask. Social distancing and washing your hands.

FAQ

WHY SHOULD I GET THE COVID VACCINE?

The benefits of getting the vaccine outweigh the risks. COVID can be a deadly disease for many people, especially high-risk individuals. It can cause a pneumonia that makes patients feel very ill and experience symptoms such as shortness of breath. Getting the vaccine can help decrease your chances of catching the virus.

IS THE COVID VACCINE SAFE?

Yes. The COVID vaccine has been very well studied, and so far, side effects have been minimal. They include injection pain and low-grade fever.

WASN’T THE COVID VACCINE DEVELOPED TOO FAST?

The technology used for these vaccines was developed years ago for similar corona viruses. Most importantly, the entire world and governments pumped significant funding into developing the vaccine. Available funding allowed for the construction of manufacturing plants even before the vaccine testing was completed.

SHOULD I GET THE COVID VACCINE IF I ALREADY HAD COVID?

The current recommendation is yes. It is thought that the vaccine strengthens immunity over a longer period than the disease.

HOW SOON AFTER A COVID INFECTION CAN YOU GET THE VACCINE?

You can get the vaccine as soon as you have recovered and no longer experience any symptoms.

HOW SOON AFTER EXPOSURE TO COVID (WITHOUT ACQUIRING THE DISEASE) CAN I GET THE VACCINE?

You can get the vaccine after the quarantine period. If a person has a negative result 5- 7 days after the exposure, current guidelines indicate that quarantine period may be as short as 7 days. The COVID team recommends waiting 14 days to keep things simple. This is important because symptoms like fever may be caused by your exposure to COVID, not necessarily the vaccine.

IF I CAN PREVENT GETTING INFECTED WITH MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING, WHY SHOULD I GET THE VACCINE?

Wearing masks and social distancing help reduce your chances of being exposed to the virus or spreading it to others, but these measures are not enough. Vaccines work to strengthen your immune system so you can be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed.

DO I NEED TO WEAR A MASK WHEN I GET THE COVID VACCINE?

Yes. The COVID vaccine prevents serious diseases in 95% of people. There will be 5% who may still get very sick. Additionally, it is thought that you can still transmit COVID to your loved ones if you get exposed to the vaccine, even if you don’t get sick.

DO I NEED TO WEAR A MASK WHEN I GET THE COVID VACCINE?

At this time, the science suggests that if you are exposed to the virus, you can become infected again and transmit the virus to another person, even if you don’t become very sick yourself. Remember to wear your masks, social distance, and perform hand hygiene as recommended.

CHI COVID-19 TESTING OPTIONS

We are offering three COVID-19 tests in several of our locations.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE

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