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National Health Center Week 2021

August 3, 2021

Fetter Health Care Network celebrates National Health Center Week, August 8 – 14

Fetter Health Care Network (Fetter), a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), announced it will be taking part in National Health Center Week August 8 through 14, a national celebration for community health centers in the U.S. Throughout the week, Fetter’s team will hold special celebrations honoring patients, community members, its staff and more.

“Each year, we are honored to take part in National Health Center Week, emphasizing the importance of community health centers throughout our nation,” said Aretha R. Powers, DHA, CEO of Fetter. “From celebrating our patients to honoring our dedicated health care heroes, this week shines a light on the value of FQHCs here in the Lowcountry and beyond.”

This annual week-long event is hosted by the National Association of Community Health Centers and the Health Center Advocacy Network. The celebratory week seeks to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers, featuring a different theme each day that recognizes the positive impact health centers bring to U.S. communities.

For this year’s celebration, Fetter will be hosting a variety of events and initiatives to commemorate each day:

  • Sunday, August 8 – Public Health in Housing Day – Fetter is serving friends and neighbors in nearby public housing communities. (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
  • Monday, August 9 – Healthcare for the Homeless Day – Exams and screenings will be provided through Fetter’s mobile care unit and its Case Management team will offer prizes, giveaways and health education opportunities. (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, August 10 – Agricultural Worker Health Day – Fetter is serving migrant workers and families in the Colleton County area. (4 – 7 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, August 11 – Patient Appreciation Day – Patients will receive snacks, prizes and giveaways. (12 – 1:30 p.m.)
  • Thursday, August 12 – Stakeholder Appreciation Day – Fetter’s board of directors will be honored at each of its locations. (12 – 1:30 p.m.)
  • Friday, August 13 – Health Center Staff Appreciation Day – Team members will be recognized through certificates of appreciation, gifts and giveaways. (12 – 2 p.m.)
  • Saturday, August 14 – Children’s Health Day – Fetter will host a Back-to-School Bash at Gethsemani Community Center (2449 Beacon St. Charleston, SC) from 1 – 5 p.m., featuring prizes, giveaways, food, COVID-19 vaccines, health exams and more.

“This year’s celebration will end with a community-wide event at Gethsemani Community Center,” said Powers. “Our Back-to-School Bash will be fun for families of all ages and we’ll be distributing school supplies, COVID-19 vaccines and offering other educational opportunities as we look forward to the school year.”

A large focus of National Health Center Week is emphasizing the value that community health centers bring to communities year-round, spanning beyond COVID-19 efforts.

“Many of our community members have come to recognize the Fetter name through our COVID-19 testing and vaccination efforts over the past year and a half,” said Dr. Powers. “It’s our honor to serve our community in this capacity throughout the pandemic. We also want our community members to know our services go far beyond COVID-19 and that we are your one-stop shop for all of your health care needs year-round.”

For more information on Fetter’s National Health Center Week’s efforts, follow along on the organization’s social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. To learn more about Fetter’s health care services, visit FetterHealthCare.org.


Patient receiving vaccine at COVID-19 vaccine clinic

August 2, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Facts

After more than a year of lockdowns, the country is finally getting back to normal, thanks to the COVID-19 vaccine. Businesses are re-opening and people are reuniting with their family members again.

While it’s clear the vaccine is paving the way back to normalcy, there are still many people who have reservations about getting it. Before getting your COVID-19 vaccine at Fetter Health Care Network, get the answers to common questions and concerns below.

How Was the COVID-19 Vaccine Made?

When the COVID-19 outbreak began in early 2020, vaccine manufacturers received emergency funding to begin rapid vaccine development. While vaccines typically take about two years to develop, the COVID vaccine was finished in six months, undergoing expedited safety and efficacy trials.

Thanks to decades of research on the human genome and viruses like SARS, scientists were able to create the spike proteins that the coronavirus uses to break into cells. These spike proteins are a key ingredient in the COVID-19 vaccine.

Administered through vaccination, these proteins induce an immune response that defends an individual against COVID-19.

Does It Protect Me from Getting COVID-19? 

The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are shown to be about 95% effective at preventing COVID-19, while the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is about 66% effective at preventing COVID-19 infections.

In the unlikely event that you contract COVID after receiving the vaccine, all three variations will reduce the severity of symptoms. This has decreased nationwide COVID-related hospitalizations and mortality rates.

Does the Vaccine Prevent Me from Spreading COVID-19?

Yes, all three vaccines can reduce the spread of COVID-19. Getting the COVID-19 vaccine will significantly reduce the likelihood of spreading the virus to vulnerable or immunocompromised people. For this reason, it is recommended you receive the vaccine before being around vulnerable loved ones.

Is the COVID-19 Vaccine Safe?

The biggest concern that many people have about the COVID-19 vaccine is its safety. While the vaccine was manufactured using an expedited development process, it received all of the same required safety trials that any other vaccine would.

Since its initial rollout to the public, there has been a low incidence of serious vaccine reactions. There have been some cases of myocarditis in younger individuals, which are currently being investigated. Otherwise, the vaccines are believed to be extremely safe for the majority of the public.

Some people may feel mildly ill with headache or fatigue for a day after receiving their vaccine, but very few people have reported severe illness due to the vaccination.

It is worth noting that some people may have adverse reactions to any kind of vaccination due to underlying medical issues. If you have pre-existing conditions that increase your likelihood of an adverse reaction, discuss vaccination with your doctor beforehand.

COVID-19 Vaccines at Fetter Health Care Network

Fetter Health Care Network is currently offering the Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines at various clinics throughout the Lowcountry area. To receive more info, visit www.FetterCovid19Screening.org.


June 21, 2021

Fetter Health Care Network extends COVID-19 vaccine clinics into July

Fetter Health Care Network (Fetter) announced several additional COVID-19 vaccination clinics throughout the month of June and into July. The community health center will host some stand-alone clinics and will also be present at another upcoming community event to distribute a variety of COVID-19 vaccine types. Currently, individuals 12 years old and older are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine. Individuals who receive the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines must be 18 years or older.

“We are thankful for the many community partners who have given us the opportunity to come together and serve the Lowcountry,” said Aretha R. Powers, DHA, CEO of Fetter. “Our team is passionate about continuing to offer accessible vaccination opportunities to all who have yet to receive the vaccine.”

Currently, Fetter is administering a variety of vaccine types and doses based on the schedule included below.

Fetter’s upcoming clinic dates include:

Vaccine Type Date Time Location
Moderna

Dose 1

Tue, June 22 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Charleston Southern University

9200 University Blvd.

N. Charleston, SC 29406

Pfizer

Dose 1

Wed, June 23 2 – 7 p.m. Exchange Park Fair Grounds

9850 Hwy. 78

Ladson, SC 29456

Moderna

Dose 1

Thu, June 24 12 – 5 p.m. Berkeley High School

4006 West Main St.

Moncks Corner, SC 29461

J&J Single Dose Sat, June 26 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wally World Health Fair

Intersection of Hwy. 162 & Hwy. 165

Hollywood, SC 29449

Moderna

Dose 1

Tue, June 29 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. CC Blaney Elementary

7184 Hwy. 162

Hollywood, SC

Moderna

Dose 1

Thu, July 1 12 – 5 p.m. Hanahan High School

6014 Murray Dr.

Hanahan, SC 29410

Individuals who qualify should arrive at the clinic and complete an on-site registration. Individuals are requested to bring a state-issued photo identification and insurance card, if applicable. Fetter serves both insured and uninsured patients.

Individuals are asked to anticipate a moderate wait time, as previous clinics have been well attended. It is also encouraged that recipients refrain from arriving prior to 30 minutes before the start of the vaccine clinics.

Fetter will continue providing updates on its COVID-19 vaccination clinics at FetterCovid19Screening.org/vaccine-clinic and on social media channels. For more information on Fetter’s health care services and locations, visit FetterHealthCare.org.


 

Fetter Health Care Network is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n). This health center receives HHS funding and has federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.

 

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© Copyright Fetter Health Care Network | 2021

51 Nassau Street Charleston, SC 29403 Phone 843-722-4112

Fetter Health Care Network is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n). This health center receives HHS funding and has federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.

© Copyright Fetter Health Care Network | 2021