COVID-19 TESTS AND VACCINES
COVID-19 BLOOD TESTS
Both rapid tests and PCR blood testing for COVID-19 are available at Central Primary Care.
Rapid test results are available within 15-20 minutes.
PCR blood test results are available on a 1-day turnaround.
COVID-19 VACCINES AND BOOSTERS
Central Primary Care encourages everyone eligible to get primary series COVID-19 vaccines and boosters. When you're fully vaccinated, you have a lower risk of severe illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19. Updated COVID-19 boosters can help restore protection that has decreased since your previous vaccination. The updated boosters also provide added protection against the newer, highly contagious Omicron subvariants. And remember: Getting a COVID-19 vaccine after you recover from COVID-19 infection provides added protection against COVID-19 reinfection, and may potentially reduce the risk of developing Long Covid.
You are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines if you have completed a COVID-19 vaccine primary series and received the most recent booster dose recommended for you by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). As of the fall of 2022, four COVID-19 vaccines, which include primary series and boosters, are recommended in the United States.
The CDC recommends everyone stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccination, including all primary series doses and boosters for their age group:
* People ages 6 months through 4 years should get all COVID-19 primary series doses.
* People ages 5 years and older should get all primary series doses, and the booster dose recommended for them, if eligible.
* People ages 5 years to 11 years are currently recommended to get the original (monovalent) booster.
* People ages 12 years and older are recommended to receive one updated Pfizer or Moderna (bivalent) booster. (This includes people who have received all primary series doses and people who have previously received one or more original (monovalent) boosters)
Note: According to the CDC's guidelines, people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised have specific recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines, including boosters. Please consult our physicians for more information.
COVID-19 IN CHICAGOLAND
CENTRAL PRIMARY CARE IS OPEN AND READY TO CARE FOR YOU
Central Primary Care is open for in-person care. We have several policies to help us ensure that you and our team are safe and protected.
1. When you call to schedule an appointment, please let us know if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, if you suspect you may have contracted COVID-19, or if you have any of the following common COVID symptoms:
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
2. To ensure the safety of our patients and team, we’re limiting office access to patients only, unless you need special assistance.