Ask about COVID-19 vaccination at your next Homer Medical Center appointment.
You can choose to add a COVID-19 vaccination to your already scheduled visit, or just learn more about COVID-19 vaccines.
Pediatric doses of COVID-19 vaccines are now available for children ages 5-11 years of age under Emergency Use Authorization of FDA and recommended by CDC.
Appointments are available here at HMC as follows:
- Wednesday, December 1
- Friday, December 3
Call us at 235-8586 to set up your child’s appointment for vaccine, or to arrange a time to consult with their provider. Watch this recording of a live online Q&A presentation with pediatricians from across the state, hosted by the Alaska Children’s Trust for answers to some of the questions you may have.
- anyone who is six months or more after their initial series of the Pfizer or Moderna series and are:
- anyone who is at least two months after their Janssen vaccine
Boosters are also available to anyone who is six months or more after their initial series of the Pfizer or Moderna series based on their individual health benefit and risk evaluation for individuals:
- Age 18+ who are at increased risk for severe COVID-19 exposure because of their work or live in high-risk settings
- Age 18 years and older who are at high risk for severe COVID-19 due to underlying medical conditions
Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some may have a preference for the vaccine type they originally received, while others may prefer to get a different booster.
Where can I get my vaccine booster?
- Set an appointment at the SPH Test and Vaccine Site (see below)
COVID Clinic at 4201 Bartlett Street
Pfizer and Moderna vaccines – available 7 days a week
Janssen vaccines – available Sundays and Tuesdays
Walk-ins welcome from 9am-5pm daily, or click below to make an appointment
Open late! Tuesdays until 7pm!
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.
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 Alaska
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.
Here are a few handouts to consider:
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.