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COVID-19 Information

MAKE A DATE TO VACCINATE! – THE COVID-19 COMMUNITY VACCINATION PROGRAM

The Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic (GBCHC) is partnering with Oakland County to offer FREE COVID-19 vaccine and booster shots to anyone who needs them.  These shots do not cost you anything regardless of your insurance or immigration status. Anyone age 5 and older can receive the COVID-19 vaccine at no cost.

 

We are also here to answer your questions about the vaccine. If you are worried about getting it or need to learn more about the vaccine to feel comfortable, we are here to help. This help does not cost you anything.

 

If you have already been vaccinated and need a booster, you can also do that at our Clinic at no cost. Vaccinated individuals age 12 and older are eligible for boosters.  Due to the preparation requirements of the vaccine, you must make an appointment.

 

Any eligible person can make an appointment for themselves or their children (age 5 or older) to receive a vaccination at our Clinic. You do not have to be a patient of our Clinic to receive the free COVID vaccination.  No insurance is needed and your immigration or income status does not matter.

 

We are also scheduling pop-up vaccination clinics throughout Oakland County to help as many people as possible be vaccinated. We are eager to help you do your part in curbing the spread of the virus and protect our neighbors. Check back here for upcoming events to receive your free vaccine or booster.

 

 

Please call our office at 248.309.3752 to schedule your appointment.

Covid Myths

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I need to be a patient of GBHC to get the COVID-19 vaccine?

No, you do not. Anyone who is eligible for a vaccine can schedule an appointment to visit the clinic. Just call the clinic to schedule an appointment and we can walk you through the rest of the process.

What will it cost me?

There is no cost for the vaccine or booster. You do not need insurance and all community members aged 5 and older are able to be vaccinated regardless of insurance or immigration status.

Can I get the booster if I got the vaccine somewhere else?

Yes, you can. Call us to schedule your booster appointment.

Can children get the vaccine?

Right now, the FDA has approved the vaccine for all children 5 years-old and above. Call our offices to schedule an appointment.

Is the vaccine safe?

The FDA has ruled that the vaccine is safe. It won’t prevent you from getting the virus, but it will greatly reduce your symptoms and make your recovery a lot easier. The easiest and safest thing we can do to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus and its variants is to get vaccinated.

Is there any other medicine or something else I can take to prevent getting the virus?

No. The vaccine is the only proven way to help prevent you getting the virus.

Should I get the vaccine if I’m pregnant or trying to become pregnant?

The FDA recommends all women get the vaccine, regardless of if they are pregnant or trying to become pregnant. They also recommend talking with your doctor prior to receiving the vaccine.

Will the vaccine prevent me from getting COVID-19?

It will not, but if you do happen to be exposed, it will help prevent a severe reaction or death.

Will the COVID-19 vaccine protect against the Delta or other variants?

The current vaccines approved in the U.S. help protect you against the COVID-19 virus and the Delta variant. These vaccines will help keep children ages 5 and up and adults from catching COVID-19 but if you do catch it, you won’t get as sick and most likely won’t end up in the hospital or die.

Even if you are fully vaccinated, you should still wear a mask when inside and around other people to protect yourself and others.

Will I have side effects to getting the vaccine?

Severe side effects are rare, but you may run a slight fever and feel tired and achy. Those will go away in a few days.

Will I have to wear a mask after I get the vaccine?

If you are indoors, the FDA recommends still wearing a mask to help curb the spread of the virus to yourself and others around you.

How do I know if I need a booster?

The FDA is currently recommending a booster shot for all adults 18 and older who were vaccinated 6 months ago or longer. We anticipate the CDC to provide their recommendation soon.

 

If you have any questions, please call the clinic and we can help you decide if the vaccine is right for you. Getting the vaccine is the quickest and easiest way we can slow the spread of COVID-19.

If you have any questions, please call the clinic and we can help you decide if the vaccine is right for you. Getting the vaccine is the quickest and easiest way we can slow the spread of COVID-19.

Kywona

MEET OUR COMMUNITY VACCINE OUTREACH DIRECTOR

 

Kywona Bernard, MSN, FNP-BC, joins the staff of GBCHC with six years experiences as a Registered Nurse (RN). She recently gained her Master of Science-Nursing- Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP) degree from University of Michigan-Flint. You may recognize Kywona because she volunteered at our Clinic for four years while she was a student.

 

Kywona’s role at the Clinic is to manage the GBCHC Vaccination Program: Make a Date to Vaccinate! This project is funded by the Center for Disease Control through Oakland County and was created to provide information about COVID vaccine safety and FREE vaccination events to communities throughout the County. The program’s goal is to make it easier for you and your family to get your COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD- VOLUNTEER!

We invite you to join this important effort as a volunteer Make a Date Ambassador.  You will be trained to provide information about the safety and value of the COVID vaccine, schedule vaccination appointments, and if you are an RN, administer the COVID vaccine.  You will be asked to attend neighborhood meetings, outdoor gatherings, and other functions that may come about over the next three years as fits your schedule. Sign-up today here.

INTERESTED IN HOLDING A POP-UP VACCINATION CLINIC?

We’d love to work with you! Contact us at 248.309.3752 to coordinate a date, time and location that works for you. We are here to help and provide vaccines to anyone in the community who is eligible. We look forward to scheduling a date with you soon!

UPCOMING EVENTS

There are no upcoming events at this time