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Cheshire Medical plans COVID booster clinic for Oct. 23

  • Jacqueline Coll gives the COVID-19 vaccine to Donna Infante as part of the first round of vaccinations for frontline health care workers at Monadnock Community Hospital Friday. Staff photo by Ben Conant

Published: 10/15/2021 12:09:47 PM

Cheshire Medical Center, a Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health affiliate, will be offering a COVID-19 Pfizer Booster clinic on Oct. 23 from 9 to 11 a.m. for established and eligible patients (criteria listed below) who schedule an appointment in advance by calling their primary care provider’s office.

The drive-through clinic will take place at 580 Court St., Keene, Cheshire’s main campus. Established patients who have registered for appointments in advance will be directed toward the right side of the Medical Center.

Established patients can also self-schedule a flu shot appointment on the same day at the same location from 8 a.m. to noon through their myD-H patient portal or myChart app.

When the COVID-19 vaccine first became available, it was recommended to wait 14 days after getting any other inoculation before getting a COVID-19 vaccine. That guidance has changed since evidence shows that receiving a flu shot and COVID vaccine at the same time is safe.

COVID-19 Pfizer Booster Eligibility

Cheshire Medical Center is authorized to administer Pfizer boosters to those who previously received Pfizer for their primary series at least six months prior. Eligible patients will need to sign an attestation form verifying that they are authorized for boosters based on at least one of the following criteria:

· Persons 65 years of age or older

· Persons 18 years of age or older residing in long-term care settings

· Persons 18-64 years of age with underlying medical conditions

· Persons 18-64 years of age who are at increased risk of SARS-CoV-2 exposure and transmission because of an occupational or institutional setting

For more specific information about eligibility, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html

If possible, patients scheduled for a COVID-19 Booster should have their COVID-19 vaccination card or certificate with them at the time of their appointment on Oct. 23.

For more information, visit cheshiremed.org/vaccine.

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