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Hamilton Community Health Network is hosting several vaccine pop-up clinics throughout the month of March for those who would like to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or vaccine booster shot.
Studies have shown that vaccinations remain the safest strategy for avoiding hospitalizations, long-term health outcomes, and death. The COVID-19 vaccines help protect people by creating an immune response in the body without potentially severe illness or post-COVID conditions.
Although getting vaccinated is a personal decision, Hamilton Health Network encourages everyone to be vigilant of their health and wellness by providing free, safe, and easily accessible pop-clinics throughout the Flint area.
The remaining dates, times, and locations for Hamilton’s pop-up clinics are included in the flier below.
It is important to know that COVID-19 can be spread from person to person through respiratory droplets and from contact with contaminated objects.
How to know when to test for COVID-19:
- If you are experiencing a fever of over 100 degrees
- Severe cough
- Shortness of breath
Seek emergency care:
- If you are having trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or chest pressure
- Bluish lips or face
If you have received a positive COVID-19 test result, it is suggested to self-quarantine at home, if possible. Some safety guidelines include:
- Remaining isolated from others
- Using separate restrooms from others in the home
- Refraining from sharing personal household items
- Wearing a face mask covering mouth and nose
- Wash your hands often (for at least 20 seconds) followed with hand sanitizer
- DO NOT touch others
- DO NOT touch shared surfaces
- Clean all surfaces daily
- Use cleaners according to label instructions
- Stay hydrated
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Wash your laundry thoroughly
Lastly, stay home until your symptoms have cleared up and you have tested negative for the virus.