Updated 5/20/21

Updated Visitation Policy (3/5)

Effective May 20, 2021 at 7:00 PM, we have updated both hospitals' Visitation Policy: Non-COVID visitors are now allowed one overnight visitor and 2 support persons during the day, without ability to rotate.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Who’s Eligible?

RMC is currently administering vaccines as they are available to anyone 12+ who meet the following screening questions:

COVID-19 VACCINE SCREENING QUESTIONS

  1. Do you have today or have you had at any time in the last 10 days a fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea?
  2. Have you tested positive for and/or been diagnosed with COVID-19 infection within the last 10 days?
  3. Have you had a severe allergic reaction (e.g. needed epinephrine or hospital care) to a previous dose of this vaccine or to any of the ingredients in this vaccine?
  4. Have you had any other vaccinations in the last 14 days (e.g. influenza vaccine, etc.)?
  5. Have you have any COVID-19 Antibody therapy within the last 90 days (e.g. Regeneron, Bamlanivimab, COVID Convalescent Plasma, etc.)

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above screening questions, please consult with your healthcare provider before making an appointment.

Walk Ins Welcome

RMC will hold its next vaccination clinic every Friday from 8:00 AM -10:00 AM. Walk-ins welcome.

When: Friday

Time: 8:00 AM-10:00AM

Location: RMC Wellness Center, Fourth Floor of the Tyler Center

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT

Please bring your registration ticket, drivers license and insurance (if available) to your appointment for check in.

If possible, please print and complete the consent form to bring with you to your appointment. Links to the forms can be found below.

Any concerns with your medical history should be discussed with your doctor in advance so you can make the most informed decision for your health. If you have severe allergic reactions that require you to carry an epi pen please bring it to your appointment.

Please do not arrive any more than 15 minutes before your scheduled time. We do not have the ability to change your appointment time at this time.

Upon arrival, individuals have an opportunity to read and sign the vaccine waiver, then will be called to the vaccination area. Administering the vaccine generally takes no longer than 5 minutes. All individuals receiving vaccines will be asked to wait in an observation area for 15-30 minutes with medical staff to ensure there are no adverse initial reactions.

Those receiving the vaccine may experience some side effects such as: pain at the injection site, fever, chills, tiredness, headache, and/or body aches.

Downloadable Forms

RMC Pfizer Vaccine Consent Form

RMC COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine Data Sheet

RMC Pfizer Fact Sheet

FAQ:

Please contact your local Health Department. All vaccine records are stored in the statewide vaccine record system, Immprint. They will be able to provide you documentation of your vaccination for your records. The hospital is not able to provide additional vaccine cards at this time.

COVID-19 vaccination will help keep you from getting the virus and is a safer way to help protect you and your loved ones. If everyone able to be vaccinated will do their part, together we can be a part of stopping this global pandemic. For more information, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/8-things.html

Yes, once 3-4 months have passed. Once you’ve had the virus, you likely have antibodies for the specific strain of the virus you caught. While that may keep you from getting sick again in the short term, scientists have not determined exactly how long those antibodies last. Because those antibodies are specific to one strain, it’s important to get the vaccine to protect you from many variants of COVID-19.

For more information, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/vaccine-benefits.html

If you have experienced anaphylaxis and have known severe allergies, please consult your physician on whether this vaccine is right for you. There have been known cases of allergic reactions. Consult your physician if you have the following:

  • have allergies
  • have a fever
  • have a bleedings disorder or are on a blood thinner
  • are immunocompromised or are on a medicine that affects your immune system
  • are pregnant or become pregnant
  • are breast feeding
  • have received another COVID-19 vaccine

For more information, please visit: https://www.fda.gov/media/144638/download

No. Both vaccines are proven to work the same.

Moderna’s vaccine is 94.1% effective at preventing symptomatic Covid infection in a study of 30,400 participants (Source: FDA Briefing Document, Page 5)

The second vaccine should be administered 28 days after receiving the first.

No, as the vaccine will offer up to 52% immunity after the first does and up to 94% immunity after two doses.

Since the COVID-19 vaccines use a genetic sequence instead of killed or weakened viruses to create an immune response,
there is no chance you will get COVID-19 from the vaccine. It also means these vaccines are much easier to manufacture than other types of vaccines.

For more information on how mRNA vaccines work, please visit:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/hcp/mrna-vaccine-basics.html

Possible side effects include redness at the site of injection, headache, fatigue, fever and chills. Should your symptoms continue or worsen, please contact your doctor right away.

At this time, vaccines are free and subsidized by the Federal Government. Health care administers may charge an administration fee to insurance.

A photo ID is required. All health care providers offering the vaccine will input information into the Immprint System through ADPH. For more information, please visit:

https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/immunization/immprint.html).

  • Genetic material, mRNA, as opposed to dead or weakened viruses. This means you will NOT run the risk of catching COVID from this vaccine.
  • Lipid (oil) bubbles, to wrap the genetic material for protected transport throughout your body.
    There is significant documentation on these ingredients, as Moderna has researched them for years in fighting other diseases.
  • Saline (Salt) solution, to make the pH level similar to that of our bodies.

Additional Resources:

CDC FAQ Page for COVID Vaccines

ADPH COVID Vaccine Information Page

Calhoun EMA Coronavirus Info Page

Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers Administering Vaccine

FDA Fact Sheet for Vaccine Recipients and Caregivers

FDA Briefing Document (Executive Summary can be found on Page 5)