Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Is Committed to Vaccinating As many Michigan Residents as Possible
Expanded access to the COVID-19 vaccine is an exciting time for patients of Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital. Since the pandemic began, the availability of a vaccine is the biggest game-changer towards stopping the spread of COVID-19. At this time, individuals aged 6months or older are now eligible to receive the vaccine.
Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital continues to offer COVID-19 vaccines to the public on a weekly basis.
Anyone receiving the vaccine will be monitored for 15 minutes to ensure they don’t experience any rare, serious reaction. There may be other minor side effects that follow the vaccination, which can include pain or soreness in the arm where you get the shot, fever, chills, tiredness or headache, which can last up to a day. Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital offers both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for different age populations.
Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital is offering primary series doses and bivalent booster vaccines for those who meet the requirements.
For those still evaluating your decision to receive the vaccine, we want to make sure you have a clear understanding of the vaccine and how it works. Each vaccine uses messenger RNA (mRNA), which is a copy of the virus’s code that tells the body’s immune system how to quickly recognize and fight the virus. No live COVID-19 virus exists in the vaccine and you cannot catch COVID-19 from the vaccine.
The speed at which each vaccine was developed was achieved by eliminating bureaucratic red tape within the existing vaccine development process and because funding already existed. No corners were cut that would jeopardize the safety and efficacy of the vaccine. It was properly reviewed and vetted by immunization experts from the FDA and CDC, and across the globe, scientists and medical experts consistently support the safety of the vaccine.
On behalf of Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital, we thank you for trusting us with your care. Please call our Rural Health Clinic COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline: 906-341-3775. Learn more on the Michigan COVID-19 Vaccine Website: https://www.michigan.gov/covidvaccine