COVID-19
Resource Center

 

982 Mansion Drive, Bennington, VT

HOURS:

TESTING and VACCINATIONS | Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. through Friday, July 1

PCR testing will be discontinued at noon on Friday, July 1
Vaccinations and boosters will be available 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Tuesday, July 5.


Last updated June 24, 2022. Please note that hours may change based on demand, holidays, weather, and other factors.
 

PCR testing will no longer be available at SVHC’s COVID Resource Center (CRC) after Friday, July 1.

  • PCR tests are not required for most travel or workplaces. In addition, federal funding is not available. The Vermont Department of Health has stopped its testing operations.
  • You may test for COVID-19 with an antigen test when you develop symptoms. You should repeat the test 24-48 hours later.
  • You may also test for COVID-19 with an antigen test on day 4 and again on day 5 after exposure.
  • There are a few situations when an asymptomatic person may need a PCR test.
    • For example, a PCR is recommended for kids under the age of 2.
    • Also, some folks preparing for surgery require a PCR test.
    • In cases like these and a few others, a PCR test may be obtained at SVMC ExpressCare. Standard charges apply.
  • Patients with symptoms of COVID-19 who are sick enough to be seen in a doctor’s office, ExpressCare, or the Emergency Department may receive a PCR test as a part of their evaluation.
  • Take-home antigen tests are now widely available.
  • Get three rounds of free tests mailed directly to your home when you visit www.COVID.gov. You can also call 1-800-232-0233.
  • Visit local pharmacies. If the tests are covered by your health insurance, you may be able to show your insurance card at the pharmacy counter and get test kits at no cost to you. Some health plans may require you to pay for the tests and then be reimbursed.
  • If you cannot access antigen tests in the ways listed above, call the Health Department at 802-863-7240, option 8, or check with your local health office.
  • If you test positive, stay home and away from others. If you are at risk of getting very sick with COVID, contact your doctor for treatment.
  • The CRC will remain open for vaccinations 8 a.m. – noon Tuesdays and Thursdays starting July 5 for as long as needed.

Adults and those ages 6 months - 5 years have the choice between Pfizer and Moderna. Patients between the ages of 6 - 18 will receive Pfizer. See the Kids section for info about vaccines for this age group. Vaccines are free. There is no cost to patients. 

No appointment is needed. Walk-ins only. 

People who are 50 and older who received their first booster greater than 4 months prior are eligible for a second booster. Get details on the second booster here or use the CDC's booster tool to help you decide if you need a booster.

People who are 5 and older and received a second dose of the either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines 5 months ago or more should receive a booster shot. Anyone who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least 2 months ago should also receive a booster.

Children between the ages of 6 months to 5 years are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and may receive their choice of Pfizer or Moderna, based on availability. Ages 5 - 18 seeking vaccines at our clinics may get a Pfizer vaccine at this time. 

No appointment needed. Walk-ins only. The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is authorized to be given to children age 6 months through 4 years in two doses that are three weeks apart, followed by a third dose at least two months later. The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is authorized to be given to children 6 months through 5 years in two doses four weeks apart. The vaccination is based on age, not size or weight of the child.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

Questions? Our COVID - 19 Hotline (802) 440-8844 is staffed by SVMC Registered Nurses Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 2-1-1 for general information.

Please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Community Level reporting site for levels in your area and instructions for what to do. Even in times of low transmission, everyone should stay up to date with COVID vaccines and get tested for COVID if they have symptoms.

People who are 12 and older and received a second dose of the either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines 5 months ago or more should receive a booster shot. Anyone who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least 2 months ago should also receive a booster. People who are 65 and older and those with certain medical conditions may be eligible for a second booster. Get details on the second booster here or use the CDC's booster tool to help you decide if you need a booster.

Once you are eligible for a booster shot, no matter which vaccine you got originally, your booster can be the vaccine type of your choice: Pfizer or Moderna.

You can you can walk in to the COVID Resource Center, or schedule an appointment at several Vermont pharmacies. Visit the pharmacy website for details.

You can get the booster as soon as your symptoms resolve. 

Many people are eligible for COVID treatment. COVID treatment is best taken early in the disease. Get more information about treatment here

 
 
 
 
 

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