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Joint CDC and FDA Statement on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

“As of April 12, more than 6.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine have been administered in the U.S. CDC and FDA are reviewing data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals after receiving the J&J vaccine.” 

Lowell CHC Pauses J&J Vaccine; Moderna Vaccines Not Affected

In accordance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Lowell Community Health Center is pausing use of the Johnson & Johnson single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. We are administering the Moderna vaccine, which is not affected by the recent safety review, so if you are scheduled for a vaccine at Lowell CHC, it is important that you keep your appointment. We are not canceling appointments. You can help #stopthespread of COVID-19 by getting vaccinated.

The FDA has reported that, as of 4/12/21, 6.8 million+ doses (181,034 in Massachusetts) of the J&J vaccine have been administered. The CDC and FDA are reviewing data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals receiving the vaccine. Per the CDC and FDA: People who have received the J&J vaccine who develop a severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination should contact their health care provider. 

 

Lowell CHC Offers New Online Vaccine Booking

Lowell Community Health Center is offering an easier online system for booking COVID-19 vaccine appointments. When patients are eligible for the vaccine and an appointment is available, they will receive a secure text with a link to register for the vaccine. Patients may still call 978-547-1686 to book an appointment, if they prefer not to use the online system.

A Message of Solidarity

We are deeply sorrowed by the recent murders in Atlanta targeting Asian American women. Over the past year, the Asian community across this nation has experienced discrimination and acts of violence that are deeply alarming. As a health center, we have come together to speak out against racism and xenophobia. It is our moral imperative to continue to take active steps to address racism as a public health crisis and oppose systemic racism in all its forms.

We stand with our Asian community, which includes so many of our patients and our staff. We want to acknowledge your pain, your sadness, your hurt, and your anger. Let us all work together to #StopAsianHate. It has no place in our community, in our nation, or our world.

Meet Fernando. One of our first patients to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Now, hope has a name. It is Fernando. Yesterday, we received a dose of something we all need these days: hope. We began providing the first doses of the COVID vaccine to our patients 75+. We are excited by the realization that more and more patients will be vaccinated every day!

COVID-19 vaccines are now open to people age 75+.

Información importante sobre la vacuna contra el COVID-19  Para nuestros pacientes de 75 años o más: A partir del 1 de febrero, son elegibles para recibir gratis la vacuna contra el COVID-19. Estaremos en contacto con usted próximamente con más detalles sobre cómo hacer una cita. Por favor continúe protegiéndose siguiendo las medidas para cubrirse la cara, distanciarse socialmente y lavarse las manos.

ដំណឹងសំខាន់ទាក់ទងថ្នាំបង្ការរោគកូវិដ-19 ចាប់ផ្តើមពីថ្ងៃទី១ ខែកុម្ភៈ, អ្នកជំងឺណាដែលមានអាយុ 75 ឆ្នាំឡើងលើ អាចទទួលបានការចាក់ថ្នាំបង្ការរោគកូវិដ-19។ យើងខ្ញុំនឹងទាក់ទងលោកអ្នកបន្តិចទៀតពីរបៀបដាក់ការណាត់ជួប។ សូមបន្តរការថែរក្សាខ្លួនឲ្យបានល្អដូចជាពាក់ម៉ាស នៅឆ្ងាយពីគ្នា និងលាងសម្អាតដៃ។

New Q&A on Patient Portal

Did you know the Lowell CHC Patient Portal is a convenient way to access your medical information and communicate with your care team securely, 24/7? You can view lab results, request medication refills, send messages to your care team, and more, all from your computer or mobile phone. Get answers to all of your questions, including how to register, on our new FAQ page.

Lowell CHC leading effort to inform and vaccinate residents

“Community health organizations, including Lowell Community Health Center, Greater Lowell Health Alliance, and Lowell General Hospital, are working with trusted community aid organizations in a unified effort to distribute timely and accurate information about the vaccine rollout.”

COVID-19: Patient Vaccine Update

We were thrilled to begin administering the COVID-19 vaccine to our front-line staff in December, but it is not yet available to patients. We will let patients know when and how to get the vaccine when it does become available at Lowell CHC. Please do not call the health center with questions about the vaccine. Please check our COVID-19 page regularly for updates about vaccine availability and other helpful resources related to the virus. 

Pediatric Walk-In Vaccine Clinics

Walk-in vaccine clinics for children 4-18yrs old will be held on Saturday 12/5 and Saturday 12/19 from 9 am to 1:30 pm. Make sure your children have the vaccines required for school. No appointment needed!

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