NEW! Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Booster Authorized
Please talk to your healthcare provider about whether getting a Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 booster shot is appropriate for you. Learn more at covidvax.alaska.gov.
Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine booster? Anyone who is at least six months after their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine series who meets the specific eligibility criteria. Pfizer booster doses are only recommended for certain individuals who have received two doses of Pfizer vaccine. Booster doses are not authorized for those who received the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
There will be a booster shot clinic on Friday, October 15th at Homer High School – eligibility criteria applies and appointments required.
FREE flu shots will be available during your booster shot appointment, or on a drop-in basis for those not receiving a booster shot.
Find full booster eligibility criteria and info on booking booster appointments at sphosp.org
Ask about COVID-19 vaccination at your next Homer Medical Center appointment.
You can choose to add a COVID-19 vaccination to your visit, or just learn more about COVID-19 vaccines!
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is authorized for individuals 12 years of age and older. Moderna and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccines are authorized only for individuals 18 years of age and older. Learn more about vaccine safety in minors in letter to parents from Dr. Anne Zink, Chief Medical Officer, State of AlaskaWho is eligible? Anyone 12 and older!
Information about COVID-19 vaccines:
- mRNA vaccines (both Pfizer & Moderna)
- Pfizer-Biontech–authorized under FDA Emergency Use Authorization for individuals 12 – 15 years of age;
- COMIRNATY (Pfizer-Biontech) – Fully approved by FDA for 16 years of age and older
- Moderna – authorized under FDA Emergency Use Authorization for 18 years and up
- Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) – authorized under FDA Emergency Use Authorization for 18 years and up.
SPH COVID Clinic at 4201 Bartlett Street
Pfizer vaccines – available 7 days a week.
Moderna & Janssen vaccines – available only on Tuesdays and Fridays
Walk-ins welcome from 9am-5pm daily, or click below to make an appointment
Third dose for immunocompromised individuals can be done by provider referral (sent a day in advance of your vaccine visit) or by completing the attestation of conditions.
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We are proud to celebrate National Midwifery Week by saying thank you to our own Certified Nurse Midwives – Julie McCarron, MS, DNP, CNM, APRN, IBCLC; Laura Greet, CNM, APRN; Dana Whittaker, MSN, CNM, APRN; and Kathryn Ault, MSN, CNM, APRN. These clinically trained Advanced Nurse Practitioners at Homer Medical Center’s West Wing Clinic are committed to equitable, ethical, personalized care for the patients and families they care for, whether it is close to home or traveling far & wide.
This year’s theme is “Midwives for Every Community.” Midwives play a key part in every community. Individuals and communities are empowered by the midwifery model of care, which fosters compassionate collaborations and personalizes care based on each person’s life experiences and expertise.
Learn more about the hallmarks of midwifery at http://ow.ly/hjOC50BaXhY and celebrate #MidwivesforEveryCommunity this National Midwifery Week #NMW2021 by thanking a midwife in your life and learn more about the amazing West Wing Clinic team at their website thewestwingclinic.com!
Homer Medical Center is open and taking appointments for all regular services, including immunization and other preventive care. To keep our patients and staff safe and to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community, we are currently limiting entrance to the clinic to: those with appointments and those who have completed screening by phone for our weekly after-hours clinics on Tuesdays & Thursdays. No visitors or non-essential persons may enter. A patient’s caregiver, or child’s parent/guardian may accompany Please do not enter if you have any of the symptoms of COVID-19. Call us for help determining if you need to be tested for COVID-19.
Currently, we are screening for travel and/or symptoms during scheduling of the appointment, and by phone for anyone without an appointment who is attending the weekly after-hours clinics. When you arrive, either proceed directly to the registration desk if you have already been screened over the phone for symptoms and call (907) 235-8586 if you have not. Everyone is required to wear a mask/cloth face covering when in the clinic. We are also limiting waiting area seating to allow for proper cleaning in between appointments, as well as offering all patients to wash hands upon entry of the exam rooms.
Call us at (907) 235-8586 for more information. We are all in this together – stay COVID-smart and COVID-safe!
For COVID-19 testing information, visit sphosp.org. The testing site (SPH COVID-19 Vaccine & Test Site) is currently open from 9AM-6PM daily, in the lower level of the SPH Specialty Clinic on Bartlett Street. No appointment is needed for testing, and COVID-19 vaccination is available by appointment or on a walk-in basis from noon-5pm Monday-Friday.
Even if you are vaccinated, it is still suggested to practice physical distancing in public, wash hands frequently, clean & disinfect regularly used surfaces, wear cloth face coverings while in public, stay home when sick, and get tested if you have been exposed or have symptoms.
Resources for the General Public
Preventive health care can help you stay healthier throughout your life. For many people, certain preventive health care is now free, with no copays or deductibles. Learn about the preventive care that you and your loved ones need and ask your healthcare provider what health care you need to stay healthy.
Homer Medical Center provides work related exams for FAA flight physicals, Coast Guard physicals, Kenai Peninsula Borough workers and others.
Homer Medical Center’s certified Medical examiners are listed with the National Registry and are able to perform CDL physicals as required by the Department of Transportation.
Our mission is to provide personalized, respectful and evidence-based effective care to all our patients.
Homer Medical Center’s physicians and nurse practitioners have the education, training and experience in treating a wide range of medical conditions. We treat people throughout their lifespan. Services include pediatric, men’s and women’s health care, Medicare Annual Wellness Visits, illness and acute care, Chronic Disease Management, behavioral medicine, diagnostics and more.