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COVID-19 Vaccination FAQ

Covid-19 vaccination at Longstreet Clinic

The following is a list of frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccine availability at Longstreet Clinic, as well as additional information about the vaccines themselves. If you are eligible to be vaccinated and/or boosted and have not yet done so, we strongly encourage you to do so as soon as possible.

Last updated July 2022

IS LONGSTREET CLINIC CURRENTLY PROVIDING THE COVID-19 VACCINE?

Yes.

Longstreet Clinic has been approved by the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) as a Vaccine Site for our employees, our patients and the community.

In early January 2021 we began vaccinating our staff, as well as those who qualified as eligible under Phase 1a+, most of them patients 65 and older as well as first responders and healthcare workers. We continue providing the vaccine to those eligible under state guidelines (everyone 6 months and older).

We have created and continue to modify a regular schedule to administer the vaccine by appointment, as well as on a walk-in basis 7 days a week. To view our walk-in hours and locations, click here. If you prefer an appointment, call 678-207-4402.

DOES LONGSTREET CLINIC HAVE THE PFIZER, MODERNA & JOHNSON & JOHNSON VACCINES?

Yes, we have administered all three vaccines that have received the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization or approval to date. Longstreet Clinic had all three vaccines as part of its inventory as of January 2022, however, we may not always have all three available at all times.

WHO CAN RECEIVE A VACCINE VIA LONGSTREET CLINIC?

You do not have to be a patient to be vaccinated for COVID-19 at Longstreet Clinic. You do, however, have to be eligible under Georgia Department of Public Health guidelines. All Georgians age 6 months and over are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Currently, Pfizer is the only vaccine approved (EUA) for use for children who are age 6 months to 17. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are approved for those 18 and older only.

I AM ELIGIBLE UNDER CURRENT GUIDELINES. HOW CAN I RECEIVE THE VACCINE AT LONGSTREET CLINIC?

Longstreet Clinic continues to adapt to best practices regarding COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency for the protection of our patients, staff and community.

For those seeking to be vaccinated, you do not have to be a current patient to receive the vaccine from us. If you are 12 and older, you can receive your vaccine here in the following ways:

  • Walk-in, 7 days a week, during the following hours –
    • Urgent Care – Gainesville (Third Floor, 725 Jesse Jewell Pkwy SE)
      • Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
      • Saturday-Sunday: 9 a.m.-Noon
  • Call 678-207-4402 and follow the prompts. You will be asked to leave a message including your name, date of birth and phone number. Our staff will add you to our list and call you to schedule an appointment.
  • If you are a current Longstreet Clinic patient eligible to received the vaccine, you also can call your provider or your child’s pediatrician and ask to be scheduled.

If you have a child age 6 months to 11 years, click here for more information on how they can receive the vaccine.

ARE BOOSTER SHOTS AVAILABLE?

Longstreet Clinic is now offering booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID vaccines. These boosters are in addition to previously approved booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and will be provided in our two vaccine clinics. We will keep the same hours, with both walk-in and scheduling opportunities for patients and staff.

Walk-in, 7 days a week, during the following hours:

Urgent Care – Gainesville (Third Floor, 725 Jesse Jewell Parkway SE)
  • Monday – Friday:  8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday – Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – Noon

By Appointment

Call 678-207-4402 and follow the prompts. Patients will be asked to leave a message including their name, date of birth and phone number.  Our staff will call patients to schedule an appointment.

For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at 5 months or more after their initial 2-dose series:

  • Age 18 and older (Moderna)
  • Age 5 and older (Pfizer-BioNTech)

For ages 6 months to 4 years (Pfizer-BioNTech), the vaccine is given in a 3-dose series instead of 2. No boosters are approved at this time.

For people who received the J&J COVID vaccine, booster shots also are recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.

Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received and others, may prefer to get a different booster. CDC recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT VACCINATING MY 12 AND OLDER CHILD?

We have received lots of questions about vaccinating children and we have hosted two information sessions that included pediatricians, other medical experts and school officials.

You can watch them here:

July 22, 2021

May 25, 2021

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT VACCINATING MY CHILD AGE 5-11?

Pfizer-BioNTech has received the FDA’s emergency use authorization for its low-dose COVID-19 in children age 5-11. We are administering the vaccine to this age group in our pediatrics offices. For more information about the vaccine and a schedule, click here.

Watch a live panel discussion with FAQs with physician experts on Nov. 16, 2021! Click here for additional information. We will post the recording after the event concludes.

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT VACCINATING MY CHILD AGE 5-11?

Pfizer-BioNTech has received the FDA’s emergency use authorization for its low-dose COVID-19 in children age 6 months to 4 years. We are administering the vaccine in the recommended 3-dose series to this age group in our pediatrics offices. For more information about the vaccine and a schedule, click here.

I AM IMMUNOCOMPROMISED AND VACCINATED. HOW CAN I RECEIVE A RECOMMENDED THIRD DOSE?

On Aug. 13, 2021, the CDC updated its COVID-19 vaccination guidelines to include a third injection for immunocompromised patients. Longstreet Clinic will follow guidelines consistent with the CDC and the Georgia Department of Public Health for receiving this third dose. These include:

  • Active treatment for a solid tumor and hematologic malignancies
  • Receipt of solid organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy
  • Receipt of CAR-T-cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within two years of translation or taking immunosuppression therapy)
  • Moderate or severe immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge, Wiskott-Aldrich syndromes)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high dose corticosteroids (i.e., >/= 20mg prednisone or equivalent per day), Alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents that are immunosuppressive, TNF blockers and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory
  • Chronic medical conditions such as asplenia and chronic renal disease may be associated with varying degrees of immune deficit.

Longstreet Clinic will use our Urgent Care (Gainesville) and Family Medicine (Oakwood) locations to administer third doses as outlined above (click here for hours). Using the GRITS database, our staff will verify that the patient has received both doses of either Moderna or Pfizer at least 28 days prior to third dose date. (Those who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are not eligible for a third dose at this time.)

Immunocompromised people who receive a third dose should continue following infection prevention measures such as wearing a mask, washing their hands, social distancing and avoiding crowds. Family members of the immunocompromised are encouraged to be vaccinated against COVID-19 if they have not been already.

WHERE DO I GO ONCE I ARRIVE AND WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

Longstreet Clinic continues to follow CDC guidelines to keep our staff, our patients and our visitors as healthy as possible. Masks are required in our facilities. We also continue to follow enhanced cleaning protocols and request that all guests practice social distancing (we have placed marks on the floors and roped off seating areas).

Gainesville – For ages 12 and older, all COVID-19 vaccinations are now happening in our Urgent Care offices located on the third floor.

  • Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday: 9 a.m.-Noon

When you arrive at our Gainesville campus before your appointment, we encourage you to do so from the west via Prior Street.

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One block of Broad Street, between Prior and Spring streets, has been closed to thru traffic, but patients coming for the vaccine should continue past the barrier along Broad to the designated parking area, which will be on your left if you arrive from the west. Once parked, please proceed across the street via the crosswalk and enter the building via Entrance A (look for the large blue “A”).

Use the elevators or stairs to reach the third floor. You will be asked to complete paperwork before receiving the vaccine. Once you receive the vaccine, you will be required to stay for an observation period lasting from 15 to 30 minutes based on your medical history. We have seating spaced throughout our facility and invite you to enjoy complimentary wi-fi access as you wait.

Vaccines also are available at our Family Medicine office in Oakwood (4222 Fairbanks Drive) during business hours Monday-Friday. Vaccines for children 6 months and older are administered in our Pediatrics offices. Please call for an appointment.

For directions to our Pediatrics offices, click here.

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO RECEIVE TO RECEIVE THE COVID-19 VACCINE AT LONGSTREET CLINIC?

The vaccine is provided free of charge. Commercial insurance, Medicare, Medicaid and other payors typically cover the cost for the provider to administer the vaccine, so you may be asked for insurance information when you check in for your appointment. Longstreet Clinic will not bill you for any fees associated with administering the vaccine.

For patients without health insurance or whose insurance does not provide coverage of the vaccine, the administrative charge will be billed to the Provider Relief Fund.

WILL I BE ABLE TO GET THE VACCINE AT MY PRIMARY CARE OFFICE?

Due to the complexity of the current situation as well as CDC and DPH requirements, we have established centralized vaccine sites at the Gainesville and Oakwood Campuses. See above for specifics about locations and hours.

As demand dictates, we have and may hold vaccine clinics at additional sites, including our pediatric offices. Please ask your child’s pediatrician office for more information.