vaccine

COVID-19 vaccinations are going to be available in Henryetta at the former Hillcrest Therapy Center.
The Hillcrest Henryetta COVID Vaccine Clinic opened Jan. 5, 2021, by appointment only at 1924 West Main.
New or existing Utica Park Clinic patients may call 918-650-1314 to register and make a vaccine appointment. Henryetta-area residents are given priority. There are no out-of-pocket costs for patients.
The clinic is following state guidelines for vaccine eligibility, currently in Phase II, which includes first responders, public health workers, health care workers providing direct COVID outpatient care and services, adults 65 and older and adults 18 plus with co-morbidities, followed by teachers and school staff in pre-K to 12th grade schools.
Nurses will administer the Moderna vaccine and follow-up appointments are scheduled at the time of the initial dose. Moderna is a two-dose series separated by one month.
If individuals are not yet Utica Park Clinic patients, they may complete new patient paperwork at the Family Care Clinic, located at 2403 W. Main, or any Utica Park Clinic location. Visit uticaparkclinic.com/locations for a list. Upon completion of this paperwork, these individuals are registered and assigned an appointment time.
The Hillcrest Henryetta COVID Vaccine Clinic is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week, and Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning next week. Temperature checks are completed at the door. Masks are required and social distancing protocols in place.
Utica Park Clinic providers are available should a patient have an adverse reaction to the vaccine.
According to CDC, the following should not receive the Moderna vaccine.
If you have had a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) or an immediate allergic reaction — even if it was not severe — to any ingredient in an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, you should not get an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.*
If you have had a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) or an immediate allergic reaction — even if it was not severe — after getting the first dose of the vaccine, you should not get another dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. Medical officials said If a person has had an immediate allergic reaction — even if the reaction was not severe — to a vaccine or injectable therapy for another disease, ask their doctor if they should get a COVID-19 vaccine.
An immediate allergic reaction means a reaction within four hours of getting vaccinated, including symptoms such as hives, swelling or wheezing (respiratory distress).
This includes allergic reactions to polyethylene glycol (PEG) and polysorbate. Polysorbate is not an ingredient in either mRNA COVID-19 vaccine but is closely related to PEG, which is in the vaccines. People who are allergic to PEG or polysorbate should not get an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.
To learn more about the Moderna vaccine, please visit hillcrest.com/coronavirus.