January 8, 2021
HealthWorks Immunization Clinic to Offer Vaccine to Patients 75 Years and Older
An Update from Hattiesburg Clinic Chief Executive Officer, Bryan N. Batson, MD
There are many announcements over the years that Hattiesburg Clinic has made with regard to offering new services to our communities. The newest service I am announcing today provides me great hope for the future. HealthWorks Immunization Clinic, a service of Hattiesburg Clinic and Forrest General Hospital, will begin offering COVID-19 vaccines to individuals 75 and older, effective Monday, Jan. 11, 2021.
HealthWorks Immunization Clinic has been vaccinating health care professionals since Monday, Jan. 4, as a part of the first phase of the Mississippi State Department of Health’s (MSDH) COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan. All health care personnel, long-term care facility workers and residents, as well as seniors 75 and older, are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Beginning Monday, Jan. 11, patients who are 75 years and older, will be able to schedule an appointment through their Iris account or by calling (601) 261-1620. HealthWorks Immunization Clinic is located on the first floor of Hattiesburg Clinic at 415 South 28th Avenue in Hattiesburg.
The current vaccination options consist of a series of two doses, given three to four weeks apart, where the first dose primes the immune system to fight the virus and the second boosts the production of antibodies. This vaccine can neither give a person COVID-19, nor does the mRNA interact with the DNA of a person’s cells.
As your trusted health care partners, Hattiesburg Clinic is committed to your health and safety. If you would like to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit www.hattiesburgclinic.com/coronavirus as we are continually updating our site with the latest information. Additionally, the clinic has a video recording provided by five of our clinic physicians regarding the available vaccines. You can view this by visiting https://fb.watch/2UahOmejWw/. You can also talk to your primary care provider. Together, we will get through this.
Thank you again for entrusting Hattiesburg Clinic with your care.
Bryan N. Batson, MD
Chief Executive Officer
Hattiesburg Clinic, PA