CDC recommends booster shots for Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines
OCTOBER 25, 2021 – The CDC expanded eligibility for COVID-19 booster shots to include people who got Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines – in addition to Pfizer vaccine.
NH+C is expanding its waitlist for booster shots to include Moderna and Johnson & Johnson for eligible individuals. Join the Vaccine Booster waitlist
CDC recommends that individuals who got Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine get a booster shot if they are:
FDA expected to authorize Moderna booster shots
OCTOBER 15, 2021 – The FDA is expected to authorize booster shots of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for people 65 and older; those 18 to 64 with risk factors for severe COVID-19; and those whose jobs put them at high risk for serious complications of COVID-19.
NH+C opens waitlist for Pfizer vaccine booster shots
SEPTEMBER 28, 2021 – NH+C is scheduling Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for eligible individuals based on CDC guidelines. That includes people 65 and older; people 18 and older with specific medical conditions; plus healthcare and front-line essential workers.
Pfizer is the only COVID vaccine that has been authorized by the FDA and CDC for booster shots at this time.
Booster shots: Conditions that qualify
FDA recommends booster shots for some people; plans to follow
SEPTEMBER 23, 2021 -- COVID-19 booster shots are recommended only for specific people at this time.
On Sept. 22, the FDA amended the Emergency Use Authorization (EAU) for a booster dose of Pfizer vaccine for people 65 and older; people 18-64 at high risk of severe COVID-19; and people whose work or institutional exposure puts them at high risk of severe COVID-19. NH+C is waiting for CDC and MDH guidance to provide booster shots for those who meet these criteria.
Chris Werner to lead new Kenyon Clinic
Chris Werner, CNP, APRN understands commitment.
Chris is a Family Nurse Practitioner . . . and a farmer. She leads the care team at NH+C’s new Kenyon Clinic, a full-service and full-time primary care clinic that provides convenient, consistent, reliable care to the Kenyon community.
“My life is about daily commitments – feeding calves, doing chores, caring for family,” Chris says. “I thrive on that continuity. It’s about being the person there when people need you, day in and day out.”
Third dose of COVID vaccine? Just for immunocompromised people now
SEPTEMBER 10, 2021 – Extra doses of COVID-19 vaccine are in the news. Here’s the difference between a “third dose” and “booster shots”:
A “third dose” is recommended for immunosuppressed people who have had 2 doses Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. (Some immunosuppressed people have not built strong immunity from two doses of vaccine.) The FDA has approved a third dose of Pfizer vaccine for people with specific medical conditions (see all six conditions below). It’s important for these high-risk individuals to get this protection now.
NH+C's EMS changes its shirt
SEPTEMBER 2, 2021 – The EMS staff of Northfield Hospital + Clinics are getting a new uniform – after 25 years in the same shirt.
Emergency Medical Services staff will now wear a grey polo shirt with the word “MEDIC” on the back and NH+C’s EMS logo on the front. This replaces the light-blue button-down shirt that has been EMS’ uniform since 1996.
The new uniform makes it easy to identify EMS staff as medical care providers among other first responders. That’s especially helpful at an emergency scene where first responders from multiple agencies are working side by side.
NH+C addresses COVID-19 booster shots
August 25, 2021 – Northfield Hospital + Clinics is following recommendations for a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine (booster shots) for immunosuppressed individuals.
The CDC and FDA are not recommending booster shots for the general public at this time. NH+C will follow guidance from CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP) as it evolves.
NH+C is now providing a third dose of vaccine for individuals with specific medical conditions defined by CDC and FDA:
NH+C tightens visitor restrictions for Northfield Hospital and Birth Center
AUGUST 24, 2021 – Northfield Hospital + Clinics has tightened visitor restrictions as cases of COVID-19 increase, driven mostly by the highly contagious delta variant.
All visitors must be masked and keep social distance. Visitors with any COVID-19 symptoms are not allowed.
FDA approves Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19
AUGUST 23, 2021 – Great news: The FDA approved Pfizer’s vaccine against COVID-19.
Health leaders expect this will persuade people who have been hesitant to now get vaccinated.
“While millions of people have already safely received COVID-19 vaccines, we recognize that for some, the FDA approval of a vaccine may now instill additional confidence to get vaccinated,” said Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock, M.D. “Today’s milestone puts us one step closer to altering the course of this pandemic in the U.S.”