SVHC Promotes Walk-In Vaccine Opportunities
Ashley Jowett
/ Categories: NEWS, 2021

SVHC Promotes Walk-In Vaccine Opportunities

BENNINGTON, VT—June 9, 2021—Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) will administer COVID vaccines 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. every day at Respiratory Evaluation Center/SVMC ExpressCare and 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 12, at the gymnasium on the former Southern Vermont College campus.

  • Members of the general public ages 12 and older are invited to walk-in to either location during the specified hours. No appointment is necessary.
  • The clinic will administer Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to those 12 – 18 and the patient’s choice of Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson to those 18 and above, while supplies last.
  • Both clinics are open to everyone, regardless of whether they live in Vermont or another state.
  • Everyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

The clinic at the former Southern Vermont College is open Saturday only. It is located at 981 Mansion Drive in Bennington.

Walk-in vaccines are anticipated to be available at ExpressCare for the foreseeable future. The practice is newly relocated to 120 Hospital Drive. It shares space with the Respiratory Evaluation Center, which features negative-pressure air exchange throughout. The new facility also has a dedicated parking area, a larger waiting area, larger and more exam rooms. As always, the practice offers X-ray and blood draw.

About SVHC:
Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a comprehensive, preeminent, health care system providing exceptional, convenient, and affordable care to the communities of Bennington and Windham Counties of Vermont, eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties of New York, and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. SVHC includes Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, and the SVHC Foundation. SVMC includes 25 primary and specialty care practices.

Southwestern Vermont Health Care is among the most lauded small rural health systems in the nation. It ranked fourth nationwide for the value of care it provides by the Lown Institute Hospital Index. It is a four-time recipient of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence. It has also received the highest marks possible from The Joint Commission, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the Leapfrog Group.  

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center provides exceptional care without discriminating on the basis of an individual’s age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Language assistance services, free of charge, are available at 1-800-367-9559.

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