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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update and Visitation Restrictions

Visitation restrictions are in effect at all Med Center Health hospitals and Cal Turner Rehab & Specialty Care.

See Med Center Health’s response to COVID-19 on our Coronavirus Update page.

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Vaccine Doses Given *
Type of vaccine dose Total
Vaccine Doses Given * 104332

Med Center Health Vaccine Clinic

The Med Center Health COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic is located in The Medical Center-WKU Health Sciences Complex, 700 E. First Avenue on the Campus of The Medical Center at Bowling Green.

Walk-ins accepted Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. To schedule an appointment for the vaccine (ages 5 and up) or vaccine booster (see eligibility guidelines below), text the word COVID to 270-796-4400. Please bring your photo ID and insurance card. If requesting the booster, also bring your vaccine card.

Ages 12 and Older Can Get a Booster Shot.

If you are 18 years or older you may choose which COVID-19 vaccine you receive as a booster shot. Some people may prefer the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.

Who can get a booster:

  • Adolescents 12-17 years old
    • At least 5 months after completing the primary Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination series
    • Adolescents 12-17 years old can get a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster

Who should get a booster:

  • Adults 18 years and older
    • Adults 18 years and older can get any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States
    • At least 5 months after completing the primary Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccination series OR
    • At least 2 months after completing the primary Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen (J&J) COVID-19 vaccination series

Learn more about the booster shot at cdc.gov.

If you need special accommodations, please let us know. If texting for an appointment, you will be placed on a waiting list and will be contacted by a member of Med Center Health staff to schedule an appointment.

Please note: If you request an appointment by text, it may be several days before you receive a response due to overwhelming demand. There is no need to text multiple times. Repeated submissions will reset your request to the current date and you will lose your earlier spot on the list. Please do not call the hospital switchboard. We thank you for your patience.

To cancel

  • If you requested an appointment by text, text the keyword CANCEL to 270-796-4400
  • OR call 270-796-4400

To reschedule

  • If you requested an appointment by text, text the keyword RESCHEDULE to 270-796-4400
  • OR call 270-796-4400

COVID-19 Vaccine and at Med Center Health Primary Care Bowling Green

The COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine is available at Med Center Health Primary Care Bowling Green by appointment for ages 5-11. Children receiving the vaccine must have a parent or guardian present. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is available for those 18 years and older. To make an appointment, call 270-901-0629.

TO REQUEST VACCINATIONS IN ALBANY, FRANKLIN, HORSE CAVE AND SCOTTSVILLE

COVID-19 vaccinations are available by appointment through each of our hospitals in Albany, Horse Cave, Franklin and Scottsville. Please contact the facility for availability of vaccine for those under the age of 18. Persons with an appointment for the vaccine who are under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The Medical Center at Caverna

  • Call 270-786-2372 for an appointment
  • The Medical Center at Caverna, 1501 South Dixie Street, Horse Cave
  • Arrive at the Main Entrance door for screening and you will be directed to the Vaccine Clinic Area.

The Medical Center at Franklin

  • Call 270-586-5888 for an appointment
  • Vaccination is administered at Primary Care Franklin, 1020 South Main Street, Franklin
  • Arrive at the front desk for screening and you will be directed to the Vaccine Clinic Area.

The Medical Center at Scottsville

  • Call 270-618-3700 for an appointment
  • The Medical Center at Scottsville, 456 Burnley Road, Scottsville
  • Arrive at the Main Entrance door for screening and you will be directed to the Vaccine Clinic Area.

The Medical Center at Albany

  • Call 606-387-3690 for an appointment.
  • Vaccinations are given on Wednesdays and by appointment at The Medical Center at Albany, 723 Burkesville Road, Albany
  • Arrive at the front atrium for screening and you will be directed to the Vaccine Clinic Area.

Med Center Health will bill insurance companies for administration costs and individuals will not incur any costs. The vaccine will be provided regardless of whether or not a person has insurance. People requesting the vaccine must be Kentucky residents. A Kentucky driver’s license or form of Identification to prove residency and age will be required. Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes early to your scheduled appointment.

Med Center Health Partners with Pediatricians to offer vaccine

Med Center Health is also partnering with pediatricians from Graves Gilbert Clinic and Bowling Green Internal Medicine and Pediatrics for COVID vaccine clinics. If you have questions about the vaccine, please feel free to contact your child’s doctor. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends COVID-19 vaccination for all people aged 5 years and older, including people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future. Pregnant and recently pregnant people are more likely to get severely ill with COVID-19 compared with non-pregnant people. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine can protect you from severe illness from COVID-19. Read the full recommendation at CDC.gov.

The FDA has fully approved the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for people age 16 and older. The vaccine also continues to be available under emergency use authorization (EUA), including for individuals 12 through 15 years of age and for the administration of a third dose in certain immunocompromised individuals.

Concerned about the vaccine’s safety? Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines under the most intense safety monitoring in U.S. history. Learn more.

About the COVID-19 Vaccine

The COVID-19 mRNA vaccines are different from traditional vaccines. They’re not made with live, dead, or weak virus. What do you need to know about getting a COVID-19 vaccine? What can you expect after you get it? Learn more about COVID-19 mRNA vaccines.

Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People

The CDC has released guidelines for those people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This guidance will be updated and expanded based on the level of community spread of SARS-CoV-2, the proportion of the population that is fully vaccinated, and the rapidly evolving science on COVID-19 vaccines. Read more at CDC.gov.

COVID-19 vaccination will help keep you from getting COVID-19

  • Experts believe that getting a COVID-19 vaccine may also help keep you from getting seriously ill even if you do get COVID-19.
  • Getting vaccinated yourself may also protect people around you, particularly people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
  • Experts continue to conduct more studies about the effect of COVID-19 vaccination on severity of illness from COVID-19, as well as its ability to keep people from spreading the virus that causes COVID-19.

COVID-19 vaccination is a safer way to help build protection

  • COVID-19 can have serious, life-threatening complications, and there is no way to know how COVID-19 will affect you. And if you get sick, you could spread the disease to friends, family, and others around you.
  • Clinical trials of all vaccines must first show they are safe and effective before any vaccine can be authorized or approved for use, including COVID-19 vaccines. The known and potential benefits of a COVID-19 vaccine must outweigh the known and potential risks of the vaccine for use under what is known as an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). Watch a video on what an EUA is.
  • Getting COVID-19 may offer some natural protection, known as immunity. But experts don’t know how long this protection lasts, and the risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19 far outweighs any benefits of natural immunity. COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you by creating an antibody (immune system) response without having to experience sickness.
  • Both natural immunity and immunity produced by a vaccine are important parts of COVID-19 disease that experts are trying to learn more about, and CDC will keep the public informed as new evidence becomes available.

COVID-19 vaccination is an important tool to help stop the pandemic

  • Wearing masks and social distancing help reduce your chance of being exposed to the virus or spreading it to others, but these measures are not enough. Vaccines will work with your immune system so it will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed.
  • The combination of getting vaccinated and following CDC’s recommendations to protect yourself and others will offer the best protection from COVID-19.
  • Stopping a pandemic requires using all the tools we have available. As experts learn more about how COVID-19 vaccination may help reduce spread of the disease in communities, CDC will continue to update the recommendations to protect communities using the latest science.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/vaccine-benefits.html

Information about the COVID-19 vaccine is rapidly changing. Stay up-to-date with the latest by visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or U.S. Food and Drug Administration websites.

Med Center Health Vaccine Clinic Update

The Med Center Health Vaccine Clinic is now located in The Medical Center-WKU Health Sciences Complex located at 700 E. First Avenue on the campus of The Medical Center at Bowling Green. To schedule an appointment for the vaccine or booster shot, text the word COVID to 270-796-4400.

Learn more about the vaccine.

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