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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.


Community Vaccine Clinic

June 16, 2021

Fetter Health Care Network, MUSC and Palmetto Project to host COVID-19 vaccine clinic, June 23

Fetter Health Care Network (Fetter), MUSC Health and Palmetto Project are partnering to host a community COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Wednesday, June 23 from 2 to 7 p.m. in Ladson, SC. The event will be held at Exchange Park (9850 Hwy. 78, Ladson, SC) and vaccinations will be free for all who are eligible. Currently, it is expected that 2,000 doses of the first Pfizer vaccine will be available.

“We are thankful for the opportunity to partner with MUSC and Palmetto Project to provide access to the COVID-19 vaccine to our community members,” said Aretha R. Powers, DHA, CEO of Fetter. “When we join forces to serve our community, we know this holds the potential to create a substantial, positive impact in the lives of our friends and neighbors. We are looking forward to serving hundreds of Lowcountry residents through this event.”

In addition to COVID-19 vaccine distribution, Palmetto Project’s Insure SC team will be on site providing free education, application and enrollment assistance for Medicare, Medicaid and Affordable Care Act insurance plans. Palmetto Project is a one-stop-shop for health coverage options and all services are at no cost.

“Although you don’t need insurance to get your COVID vaccine, coverage is important to protect and maintain your health. Our team of nonprofit health insurance agents are excited to be on site to offer free application and enrollment assistance,” said Steve Skardon, Palmetto Project’s executive director.

While pre-registration will not be required, it will be available for vaccine recipients. Those interested in registering in advance can do so by visiting musc.co/community or by calling 843-876-7227. On-site registration will also be available as recipients arrive at the vaccination clinic.

All attendees 12 years of age and older are currently eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine. Recipients are asked to provide a photo I.D. and insurance card, if applicable, but neither are required to receive the vaccine.

The second dose of the Pfizer vaccine for recipients who attend this event will be administered on July 14 between 2 to 7 p.m. at Exchange Park.

For additional information regarding Fetter and MUSC’s COVID-19 vaccine efforts, visit FetterCovid19Screening.org and muschealth.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 | 2022

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 | 2022