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Join Our Fight Against COVID-19

We care about you. We have seen the devastating effects COVID-19 has had on our community and across the globe – but now we have the tools to fight back. COVID-19 vaccines have the potential to turn COVID-19 from a dangerous, potentially lethal illness into a cold.

The bottom line: While developed quickly, the available COVID-19 vaccines underwent rigorous and detailed studies before receiving authorization and approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – the same standardized review process used to evaluate the safety, effectiveness and quality of all vaccines, including those that are now common – like HPV, influenza, pneumonia, shingles and hepatitis A vaccines. COVID-19 vaccines are proving to be safe and effective, and are now the most important tool available to create a pathway out of the pandemic.

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine:

  • Voices for Vaccines – hear from our staff on their experiences with COVID-19.
  • Myth vs. Fact – learn the basics of what is true about COVID-19 and vaccines.
  • FAQs – you asked, we answered. Check out the most common questions about COVID-19 and vaccines.
  • Get the Facts – review our library of COVID-related articles.
  • Resources – download free COVID-19 educational resources.

Join the Fight: Get Vaccinated

When you get a COVID-19 vaccine, you are giving yourself the armor you need to stay protected and reduce the risk of spreading the virus to others. COVID-19 vaccines have proven effective in helping to prevent serious illness and death from the virus.

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Benefits of Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine is an important tool to stop the pandemic. Getting a vaccine is a personal decision, and you should discuss any concerns or health conditions with your healthcare provider.

Your Protection

A COVID-19 vaccine will keep most people from getting sick. In the rare case you do catch the virus, a vaccine will likely prevent you from becoming seriously ill and needing to be hospitalized.

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Stopping the Pandemic

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is an important tool to stop the pandemic. As more people are vaccinated, the number of COVID-19 cases requiring serious medical attention will go down. Click here to learn about all the steps to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe

When you get a COVID-19 vaccine, you are protecting others those who can’t get vaccinated, such as people with weakened immune systems or infants. Researchers are still learning how vaccinated individuals spread COVID-19 to others. Regardless of your vaccination status, it’s important to keep wearing a mask, maintaining social distancing, avoiding crowds and washing your hands frequently.

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Building Immunity Safely

Getting COVID-19 may offer some natural immunity protection. Researchers are still trying to understand how long antibodies stay in our bodies after having COVID-19. A COVID-19 vaccine will protect you by creating an immune response without you having to experience sickness from COVID-19. Even if you have already had COVID-19, getting vaccinated can offer you an added layer of protection.

Questions Are Normal We Want to Help

It’s normal to have concerns or feel uncertain about the COVID-19 vaccine. By sharing your questions with us, we can take those to the experts and address concerns for everyone to see. Don’t worry: you’ll remain anonymous. We will share updates on our COVID-19 FAQ page.

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The coronavirus pandemic has challenged all of us in some way or another, but none have carried the weight of this burden more than our nation’s healthcare workers. Unless someone has experienced the battle firsthand, there is no possible way to imagine the devastation, sorrow, fear and loss that has become a daily reality for our clinical team and those who support the care they provide. We invited our healthcare team members to tell their story in its truest form: with their own words.

Beth Kegley, RT shares a letter to her future patient. 

Kara, RN shares her experiences working in a COVID-19 unit.

Tiffany Dickens, RN shares her experiences as a nurse in a COVID-19 unit. 

How Can I Say Thank You?

Healthcare workers are making a difference in the lives of our community every day. If you have words of encouragement to share with our staff, please complete the form below.

Get the Facts

COVID-19 Vaccine: FAQs

You’ll find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the new COVID-19 vaccines, which are designed to prevent and protect against infection from the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).

COVID-19 Myth vs. Reality

Fairfield Medical Center addresses some of the most common COVID-19 myths.

COVID-19 Vaccines: Boosters and Additional Doses

Learn more about booster vaccinations and additional doses.

COVID-19 and Variant Strains

In recent news, countries across the world – including the United States – have reported finding “variant strains” of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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COVID-19 and Cancer: What You Need to Know

Dealing with a cancer diagnosis and treatment is a difficult challenge, and the COVID-19 pandemic makes the situation even harder. We’ve provided some information to help you navigate this trying time.

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COVID-19 and Pregnancy

Find out what you need to know if you are pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what FMC is doing to keep you and your baby safe.

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COVID-19 in Children and Teens

Navigating COVID-19 concerns can be challenging for adults, but is even more difficult when it comes to children and teens. While, in general, children are at a lower risk of contracting or becoming severely ill with COVID-19, it is still important to understand symptoms of the virus in young people and what to do if your child is sick.

COVID-19: How Big is Your Bubble?

You’ve been keeping your social circle small throughout the COVID-19 outbreak – but what if we told you your “bubble” is likely a lot larger than you think?

COVID-19 Vaccine: While You Wait

As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues, it seems there may finally be a light at the end of the coronavirus tunnel. But for many of us, being so close – yet so far – from the safety offered by vaccination can cause feelings of restlessness and anticipation.