COVID-19 UPDATES and EVENTS
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In this video, staff of FPCN (Family Practice & Counseling Network) validate the hesitancy to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and ultimately why they trusted the science behind the vaccine. They encourage others-especially Black and Brown individuals-to be informed about the vaccine, and to strongly consider taking it.
Ezekiel Baptist Church
5701 Grays Ave, #39, Philadelphia, PA 19143
10 am – 2 pm for all dates.
5/15/2021 – Initial vaccine
6/12/2021 – Booster vaccine 5/29/2021 – Initial vaccine – POSTPONED to JUNE 12 6/12/2021 – (MAKEUP DATE from 5/29 – we will administer both booster Moderna shots and 1st dose Pfizer)
6/29/2021 – Booster vaccine
Resources for Human Development (RHD)
4700 Wissahickon Ave, Ste 126
9-12pm for both dates.
5/8/2021 – Initial vaccine
6/5/2021 – Booster vaccine
11th Street Family Services
850 N 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
2-6 pm for both dates.
5/11/2021 – Initial vaccine
6/11/2021 – Booster vaccine
- First, come – first served. No appointment required.
- The vaccine administered is Moderna.
- These clinics are open to all Philadelphia residents 18 and older.
- Please have a photo ID available.
The CDC and FDA have recommended that the use of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen (J&J/Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine resume in the United States, effective April 23, 2021. However, women younger than 50 years old especially should be aware of the rare risk of blood clots with low platelets after vaccination, and that other COVID-19 vaccines are available where this risk has not been seen.
If you received a J&J/Janssen vaccine, here is what you need to know.:
For three weeks after receiving the vaccine, you should be on the lookout for possible symptoms of a blood clot with low platelets. These include:
- Severe or persistent headaches or blurred vision
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Leg swelling
- Persistent abdominal pain
- Easy bruising or tiny blood spots under the skin beyond the injection site
Seek medical care right away if you develop one or more of these symptoms.
For more information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/JJUpdate.html
What You Need to Know
- COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.
- You may have side effects after vaccination, but these are normal.
- It typically takes two weeks after vaccination for the body to build protection (immunity) against the virus that causes COVID-19. You are not fully vaccinated until 2 weeks after the 2nd dose of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks after a one-dose vaccine.
- Learn how to find a COVID-19 vaccine so you can get it as soon as you can.
- People who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic.
Learn how our FPCN staff feels about the COVID vaccine.
The FPCN staff is here for you!
Quality healthcare is a right, not a privilege. FPCN stands behind the belief that all people are entitled to accessible, comprehensive, quality and affordable health care.
FPCN supports Black Lives Matter
“Black lives matter because they are children, brothers, sisters, mothers, and fathers. They matter because the injustices they face steal from all of us-white people and people of color alike. They steal our very humanity. All lives matter. But all lives will not matter until Black lives matter.” Quoted from Ben & Jerry’s.
What is our mission here at FPCN?
The Family Practice and Counseling Network (FPCN) provides person-centered, integrated and comprehensive health services to individuals and families across their lifespan. The Network promotes resiliency and well-being among patients, staff and surrounding communities.
Utilizing a multidisciplinary approach, FPCN provides a variety of services under one roof, including primary care, behavioral health, dental, cardiology, podiatry, diabetic education, prenatal care, physical therapy, family planning, a pharmacy, and more.
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At FPCN we are designed to treat the whole patient - not just the current problem. How do we do it?
Family Practice and Counseling Network, a program of Resources for Human Development, is a network of federally qualified community health centers that uses a nurse-managed, integrated model to deliver primary care, behavioral health, dental, and preventive services, which are co-located at the centers and are designed to treat the whole patient.
Primary Care at the Network is provided by Nurse Practitioners with advanced practice degrees and the expertise to diagnose illness and prescribe medication, to make referrals to specialists, to provide pre-and post-natal care, and to offer a wide variety of other primary health care services. The model relies heavily on a psychosocial, interdisciplinary approach to care that “wraps its arms” around patients.
Our Fast Family Care practice location will be closing as of June 25th, 2021.
It has been an honor to serve the community at this site, and we are sorry to have to leave the Fox St. ShopRite location.
We will be happy to service you at one of our additional locations.