Patton Pharmacy

Covid-19 Vaccination Updates & Information

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August 17, 2021

Pfizer® and Moderna® booster doses are available

If you received the vaccine at Patton Pharmacy thank you for the opportunity and hope you are doing well.

It’s been a daily news item – COVID-19 and the highly contagious Delta Variant caused an increase in positive cases and hospitalizations across the USA which has forced the CDC to take action.

As of Friday August 13, 2021 the CDC has approved a 3rd vaccine – a “booster dose” for patients who are defined as “Immunocompromised.”

What does this mean?  Do I qualify as being Immunocompromised?
Based upon guidelines presented by CDC officials, a patient would qualify for a 3rd dose with any of the following conditions:

  • Cancer treatment with Chemotherapy and/or Radiation
  • Organ Transplant
  • Patients using Immunosuppressives to treat diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Crohn’s Disease or Psoriasis.

Some common Immunosuppressives:

  • Enbrel®
  • Humira®
  • Remicade®
  • Xeljanz®
  • Azathiaprine
  • Cyclosporine
  • Methotrexate
  • Tacrolimus

If you are a patient – or if you know of someone who would qualify for a 3rd dose of the Pfizer® or the Moderna® vaccine –we can schedule an appointment for the booster dose.  Even if you didn’t receive the initial doses from Patton Pharmacy, we can help administer your booster too.

To make an appointment please call the pharmacy 814-674-3693.

April 14, 2021 Update:

Patton Pharmacy now has the Pfizer Covid 19 Vaccine. As per the PA Department of Health orders, all Pennsylvanians ages 16 and above are now eligible for the Pfizer vaccine as of April 13th. If you are interested in scheduling your vaccine appointment, please give us a call at (814) 674-3693.

As a registered and certified vaccine provider, we are proud to offer this vaccine to our valued customers and community members. We continue our commitment to being a trusted healthcare partner for you.

Thank you for choosing Patton Pharmacy.

What are the symptoms of coronavirus?

Symptoms of COVID-19 can include:

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath

  • Diarrhea

The symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Reported illnesses have ranged from people with little to no symptoms to people being severely ill and dying.

Are you a patient and think you may need tested for COVID-19?

Click here to view the guide for how to get tested.

How Do I Help Stop the Spread?

Wear A Mask in Public

Members of the public are encouraged to wear homemade cloth or fabric masks. Save surgical masks and N95 respirators  for our health care workers and first responders. Remember this saying: “My mask protects you, your mask protects me.”

Wear a mask when:

    • Shopping at essential businesses, like grocery stores or pharmacies

    • Visiting your health care provider

    • On public transportation

    • Interacting with customers/clients at essential businesses

    • Feeling sick, coughing or sneezing

How to make a homemade mask:

Materials needed:

  • Fabric (100% cotton is most effective)

  • Fabric Ties

  • Scissors

  • Sewing machine or a needle and thread

Instructions:

  • Measure and cut two pieces of fabric in a rectangle pattern to fit snugly around the face (size

    12 inches by 6 inches is standard for adults).

  • Tightly sew both layers together on all edges.

  • Cut fabric ties to fit around the ears.

  • Sew the ties to the insides of the mask on the smaller edge, repeat on both sides.

  • Resew the sides to ensure a tight seal between both pieces of fabric and the earpiece.

Help spread the message on social media by downloading and sharing these What Type of Mask do I Need? and How to Make a Homemade Mask graphics. Learn more about universal masking.

Find out more about the difference between homemade masks and masks for health care professionals.

 

Wash Your Hands

Washing your hands is one of the most important steps you can take in staying healthy. When you wash, make sure you:

  1. Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.

  2. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.

  3. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.

  4. Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.

  5. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them. Washing hands with soap and water is the best way to get rid of germs in most situations.

If soap and water are not readily available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.Cover Your Mouth and NoseCover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not recommend the routine use of face masks and respirators in the community. Most often, the spread of germs from person-to-person happens among close contacts (within 6 feet).

Where to go for help answering questions

At Patton Pharmacy, we are always here to help, but click here for a full library of resources and fact sheets from the Center for Disease Control.

We will continue to work hard to be your pharmacy of choice and honor
or commitment to provide the best service possible to you and your family.