COVID-19 Prevention & Vaccine Updates

ONE-CLICK COVID-19 VACCINE APPOINTMENTS

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For those people needing assistance in scheduling appointments, Call 912-754-0283 (Mon-Fri: 10:00 am- 6:00 pm, Sat-Sun: 10:00 am-4:00 pm).

PEDIATRIC VACCINES ARE NOW AVAILABLE

  • Children ages 5–11 years can now get Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Note for individuals under age 18: Anyone ages 5-17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to receive the vaccination.

EVERYONE AGES 18+ CAN GET A BOOSTER SHOT

The recommendations below are from the CDC:


IF YOU RECEIVED Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna


You should get a booster if you are:

You may get a booster if you are:

  • Ages 18 years and older

When to get a booster:
At least 6 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series

Which booster should you get?
Any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States


IF YOU RECEIVED Johnson & Johnson Janssen


You should get a booster if you are:

When to get a booster:
At least 2 months after your shot.

Which booster should you get?

Any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States can be used for the booster dose.



CURRENT VISITATION POLICY

Effingham Care & Rehabilitation Center: Click for more information.

Hospital Inpatients (in Med-Surge): 10:00 am-6:00 pm, one visitor per patient at a time.

Emergency Department: One visitor per patient.

All Visitors will be screened for COVID-19 and required to wear a mask inside the facilities.


IMPORTANT EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT MESSAGE

It is essential that we prioritize COVID testing in the emergency room for patients who are severely ill and have life-threatening emergencies or those who require hospitalization or transfer. 

All other patients with suspected COVID or exposure to COVID will be given instructions to go home and quarantine per CDC guidance. We will advise them when to seek emergency care and to follow up with their primary care physician as appropriate.


SAFETY MEASURES IN PLACE AT EFFINGHAM HEALTH SYSTEM

In response to the ongoing threat of COVID-19 in our county, we are taking special measures in our facilities to ensure the safety of our patients and our staff.

  • Masks are mandatory on all EHS properties until further notice. This includes vaccinated people as well.
  • Unvaccinated employees will be asked to wear N95 masks along with weekly testing.

Our goal is to keep our community healthy!


PATIENT SCREENINGS ARE IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

  • All patients entering Effingham Hospital will be screened and have their temperature checked, prior to entering the building and will be asked to wear a mask inside the hospital.
  • Please Note: To maintain a safe environment for all our patients, non-emergency ER patients presenting with CDC COVID-19 symptoms may be asked to wait in their car until an appropriate exam room is available. 

YOUR ROLE IN STAYING SAFE

  • The good habits we have learned, like careful hand-washing, cloth face covers, and social distancing, will continue to be important. Learn more about what you can do to protect yourself and your family, and stop the spread of COVID-19. Click here to visit the CDC website for more information.
  • Please get vaccinated and help us to SAVE LIVES.

Click here for 8 things to know and answers to frequently asked questions.