HealthWorks Immunization Clinic, a service of Hattiesburg Clinic and Forrest General Hospital, will begin offering COVID-19 vaccines to all health care personnel, long-term care facility workers and residents, and individuals 75 years and older, effective Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Patients will be able to schedule an appointment through their Iris account or by calling (601) 261-1620.
For patient convenience, we ask that you fill out the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) questionnaire and vaccine consent form prior to your appointment. Click to download the questionnaire and consent form. Please bring your completed forms with you to your appointment.
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.
HealthWorks Immunization Clinic, which is located on the first floor of Hattiesburg Clinic’s main campus, located at 415 South 28th Avenue in Hattiesburg, will be open Monday – Sunday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The current vaccination options consist of a series of two doses, 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.
Side effects may include short-term, normal responses such as headache, chills, fatigue, muscle pain or fever that only last for a day or two. A very small percentage of people developed short-lived symptoms at the site of injection. These are normal, healthy responses that indicate your body is building immunity to COVID-19.
Hattiesburg Clinic Medisync® Clinical Research was the sole clinical trial site in Mississippi for the Moderna vaccine, which is one of the available options, and helped gather data to provide evidence of 94.5% efficacy in preventing COVID-19.
HealthWorks Immunization Clinic will continue to offer the COVID-19 vaccine as long as it’s in supply.
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.