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  • Writer's pictureHenry Green

Great News in the Fight Against COVID

- Dion Machard APRN

The FDA cleared two vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) in the last month under an Emergency Use Authorization mechanism. The EUA is supported by the Secretary of Health and Human Services and that the known and potential benefits of the product outweigh the known and potential risks of the product.

Franklin County will be utilizing the Moderna vaccination because [DM1] it is easier to store. Now that the healthcare workers have received at least two rounds of the vaccine the Department of HHS has moved to the vaccination of 65+ population group which will start at the beginning of Feb 2021. But at this moment Franklin county who will be administering the vaccine has not received any news on the number of vaccines that will be available to the people living in Franklin.

In the meantime, we have discussed plans on who needs the vaccination, how to give it safely, follow up needs etc.

In order help us provide the best coverage we are asking you to do the following:

1) If you are 65+ please call the clinic at 308-425 6221Ext 1347 or 1349 and ask to be put on the Covid-19 Vaccination list

2) Review the attached check list and complete the checklist, if there are any YES answers then please contact the clinic and somebody will get back to you with answer.

3) Continue to wear a mask

4) Avoid large crowds

5) Social distance of >6 feet apart

Once we know how many vaccines will be available for us to use the following process will take place:

1) You will receive a phone call to see if you still would like to have the vaccination, a date and time will be arranged for you to visit the clinic for the vaccination.

2) On the day of your appt. please be prompt for your appt, please bring the checklist with you for review.

3) After receiving the vaccination, you will have to wait for 30 mins in case of any potential reactions.

4) You will receive a follow up phone call the next day to check up on potential reactions.

Please be aware that it will take at least two weeks for the vaccine to build up a good response in your body and so you can develop Covid-19 so please continue to wear your mask, stay 6 feet apart, wash hands.

Screening checklist for Covid-19

1) Have you had lab confirmed case of Covid-19 within the last 90 days? YES NO

2) Have you had a lab confirmed case of Covid-19 >90 day YES NO


3) Have you ever had a serious reaction to any prescribed vaccinations in the

past (serious reaction is defined by loss of airway, airway swelling loss of consciousness, had to receive treatment with epinephrine, Benadryl) YES NO

4) Do you have any allergies to any of the following? (CIRCLE ANY KNOWN ALLERGIES)

a) Eggs

b) Latex

c) Lipids additives (SM-102, Polyethylene glycol, 2000 dimyristoyl glycerol)

d) General additives, Sucrose

5) Do you have any immunocompromising conditions e.g. HIV, RA, or take any immunosuppressed medication? YES NO

6) Have you ever had Guille-Barre syndrome or Bell’s Palsy YES NO

7) During the last 90 days have you received any type of immune therapy to treat Covid-19 (Remdesivir, Bam Bam, Monoclonal) YES NO

8) Have you received any form of chemotherapy in the last 90 days YES NO

9) If you are under the care of a Oncologist have you checked with them to see if you are able to receive the vaccination? YES NO

10) Have you received any of type of vaccinations in the past 4 weeks another Covid vaccination? YES NO

If there are any YES answers please contact your local healthcare provider to check whether you able to receive the Covid-19 vaccination

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