Out of an abundance of caution and as a federal site, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center is pausing the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID 19 Vaccine until further review by the FDA and CDC.  The FDA announced this morning (4/13) they are recommending a pause and will be promptly reviewing the use of the vaccine in the US due to an extremely rare occurrence of a blood clot in several individuals.

 

Starting today (4/13), The Health Center will only be using the Moderna and Pfizer COVID vaccines at our vaccine sites in Lawrence, Haverhill, and Methuen until further notice.  Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are mRNA vaccines, while the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is an adenovirus vaccine.  After millions of doses given since December, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines continue to show safety and effectiveness.

 

GLFHC will proactively attempt to contact people who are scheduled on the specific days/sites this week for the J&J vaccine to let them know of the change to Moderna/Pfizer.  For people who have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, if they are concerned about any specific symptoms, we recommend that they reach out to their medical provider.  CDC Information is here.

COVID 19 Vaccine Signup

GLFHC staff is offering vaccine appointments, as supply allows, to patients and non-patients who are eligible under the current COVID-19 vaccine eligibility requirements.

In order to qualify for an appointment, you must:
• Live or work in Massachusetts (please bring in work ID or paystub)
• Be over the age of 16 (Important: 16 and 17 y/o’s MUST be accompanied by a parent/guardian & appointment MUST be scheduled at our Central Plaza Haverhill location).
• Have not had the COVID vaccine anywhere else




Please be aware:
• You must return for your second dose of the vaccine in 21 days (Pfizer) or 28 days (Moderna), this will be scheduled when you arrive for your first dose
• You must be monitored for at least 15 minutes post-vaccine administration (you will not be able to leave until this has been completed)
• Masks are required at all times
• Do not arrive for an appointment if you have any COVID-like symptoms (fever, cough, GI upset) or were recently exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days
• If you have tested positive for COVID-19, please to not schedule an appointment until at least 14 days past completion of your quarantine period.
• For the safety of all, Please do not bring children/family members with you to the appointment. One person may accompany those who need assistance.

You understand that you must bring the following to you vaccination appointment in order to be vaccinated:
• Legal Photo ID
• Insurance Card if you have Insurance
• Verification of status as belonging to one of the above eligible groups (ie- work badge, paystub, letter from employer, ID with date of birth for those over 65)

Continue taking safety measures
While you wait for your COVID-19 vaccination - and even after you get your vaccine - please continue to protect yourself and others with the safety measures you have been taking. Continue to wear a mask, stay at least six feet away from people outside your household, and clean your hands often.
Greater Lawrence Family Health Center (La Clinica) está ofreciendo citas para vacunas, según lo permita el suministro a pacientes y no pacientes que son elegibles según los requisitos actuales de elegibilidad para la vacuna COVID-19.

Para calificar para una cita, debe:
• Viver o trabajar en Massachusetts (traiga una identificación de trabajo o talón de pago)
• Ser mayor de 16 años (Importante: los de 16 y 17 años DEBEN estar acompañados por un padre /guardián y la cita DEBE ser programada en nuestra clínica de vacunas de Central Plaza en Haverhill).
• No ha recibido la vacuna de COVID en otro lugar.




Por favor tenga presente:
• Debe regresar para su segunda dosis de la vacuna en 21 días (Pfizer) o 28 días (Moderna), esta cita se programará cuando llegue para su primera dosis
• Debe ser monitoreado durante al menos 15 minutos después de la administración de la vacuna (no podrá irse hasta que se complete ese tiempo)
• Debe tener puesta su mascarilla en todo momento
• No debe ir a la cita si tiene síntomas similares al COVID (fiebre, tos, malestar gastrointestinal) o si estuvo expuesto recientemente a alguien con COVID-19 en los últimos 14 días
• Si ha dado positivo a la prueba de COVID-19, no programe una cita hasta al menos 14 días después de la finalización de su período de cuarentena.
• Por la seguridad de todos, no traiga niños/familiares a la cita. Una persona puede acompañar a quienes necesiten ayuda.

Para ser vacunado necesita traer a su cita lo siguiente:
• Identificación legal con foto
• Tarjeta de seguro, si tiene seguro
• Verificación de que pertenece a uno de los grupos elegibles para la vacuna (por ejemplo- identificación del trabajo, talonario/recibo de pago, carta del trabajo, identificación con fecha de nacimiento para personas de 65 años de edad o más)

Continúe tomando medidas de seguridad
Mientras espera su vacuna contra el COVID-19, e incluso después de recibir su vacuna, continúe protegiéndose a usted mismo y a los demás siguiendo las medidas de seguridad. Continúe usando una mascarilla, manténgase al menos a seis pies de distancia de las personas que no sean miembros de su hogar y lávese las manos con frecuencia.

Please call GLFHC’s COVID Vaccine Call Center at 978-686-6029 or click below for online scheduling. If no online appointments are available, call 978-686-6029.

Llame GLFHC’s Centro de llamadas para la vacunas del COVID al 978-686-6029 o haga un clic para programar una cita. Si no hay citas disponible, llame al 978-686-6029.

700 Essex St.
Lawrence, MA
GLFHC Patients Only/
Pacientes solamente
Moderna

147 Pelham St. Methuen, MA
Non Patients/No Pacientes
Moderna

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Central Plaza - 2 Water St.
Haverhill, MA
Next to Market Basket
Non Patients/No Pacientes
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Northern Essex Community College
45 Franklin St. - Lawrence, MA
Lawrence Residents/
Residentes de Lawrence
Moderna

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