COVID Update for 2022
As you know, as a nation we are experiencing a major spike in COVID infections with the highly contagious Omicron variant. As oncology patients, it is especially important that you take steps to protect your health. Below are a few updates.
Get Vaccinated and Boosted
It is essential that you receive your vaccine. Once you are vaccinated, it is recommended that anyone 16 and older get a COVID booster, either six months after completing the Moderna or Pfizer primary COVID vaccine series or two months after getting the Johnson & Johnson shot.
Free clinics are available at Backus Hospital in Conference Rooms 2 and 3.
- Open: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 7am-12pm Norwich
- No cost and no appointment needed
- You can register on MyChart
Click here for other clinics and locations
Please make sure to wear high-quality masks. A cloth mask is better than no mask, but N95, KN95, and KF94 masks are better protection against Omicron, experts say. If you choose to wear a cloth mask, put it on top of a surgical mask.
At this time, for the safety of all, we are not allowing visitors to come in with patients. Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Sick? Get Tested
If you experience any symptoms of COVID, get a test and stay home until you’re better.
Residential households in the U.S. can now order one set of 4 free at-home tests from the US Postal Service. Click here to complete a simple form. Limit of one order per residential address. One order includes 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests. Orders will ship free starting in late January.