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CHCS offers COVID-19 vaccines

Community HealthCare System is now receiving its own COVID-19 vaccine allocation and will begin offering the vaccine starting late the week of March 29.

Vaccines will be administered by appointment only at CHCS clinic locations in Centralia, Frankfort, Holton, Onaga, St. Marys, and Westmoreland.

Those who are eligible as of Monday, March 29 include those aged 16 and older. Find more information about the vaccine phases.  

Individuals who wish to receive the vaccine should call their clinic to schedule an appointment. Find your clinic’s phone number.

Please note the following.

  • UPDATE: Our vaccine allocation the week of April 12 will be the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which requires only a single shot.
  • UPDATE: Our vaccine allocation the week of April 5 will be the Moderna vaccine, which requires a two-shot series. Those receiving the Moderna vaccine must be 18 or older. The vaccine comes in 10 doses per vial, so patients must be scheduled in groups of 10. 
  • The vaccine available at CHCS the week of March 29 is the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which requires only a single shot. Allocations in subsequent weeks may be from other manufacturers (Pfizer or Moderna). Those receiving the Janssen vaccine must be age 18 or older.
  • The Johnson & Johnson vaccine comes in five doses per vial, so patients must be scheduled in groups of five. This means that not all interested patients may be scheduled on a given day.
  • Patients need to bring their insurance cards to their vaccine appointment.
  • Patients will incur no out-of-pocket costs. Vaccine administration fees apply; insurance covers the fee.
  • For uninsured patients, CHCS will bill to government programs designed to help pay for COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Community HealthCare System strives to ensure that we do not waste vaccine doses. Because of challenges associated with the time limits for drawing vaccine doses, patients who make appointments need to keep them if at all possible. Patients who need to cancel should notify the clinic as early as possible so a replacement can be identified and scheduled.

As we receive additional vaccine allocations in future weeks, we will continue to update this post with more information. 

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