Pikeville Medical Center is administering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations including 3rd vaccinations for qualified immunocompromised individuals and Pfizer BOOSTER DOSES for those meeting CDC recommendations at 172 South Mayo Trail in Pikeville, across from Speedway Monday through Friday from 2pm until 6pm. Pre-registration is no longer necessary as vaccines are being administered without an appointment. Anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.





ATTN: ALL those 12 years or older



PMC is administering the PFIZER COVID-19 VACCINE

1st and 2nd doses
  1. Public 12 and over
  2. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  3. 2nd dose must have a hard copy of proof of 1st vaccination
3rd DOSE to immunocompromised people
  1. Must have a written order or documentation from a physician
  2. Must have a hard copy of proof of vaccination
  3. Must be at least 28 days from date of 2nd dose
BOOSTER DOSE

Those meeting the CDC recommendations below and who have not had COVID-19 within the past 28 days may qualify for a Pfizer booster dose. The CDC recommends:
  1. people 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series,  
  2. people aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series,
  3. people aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks, and
  4. people aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.
  5. If you have had COVID-19 recently, consult with your physician for vaccine guidance.
Anyone who was vaccinated in Kentucky and has lost his/her COVID-19 vaccination card can obtain proof of vaccination by visiting https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dph/dehp/idb/Pages/kyir.aspx and clicking on the link in the green box.







3rd DOSE to immunocompromised people
  1. Must have a written order or documentation from a physician
  2. Must have a hard copy of proof of vaccination
  3. Must be at least 28 days from date of 2nd dose
Booster Dose (18+)
  1. 65+
  2. 18-64 years with underlying medical conditions
  3. 18-64 years with increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission due to occupational or institutional setting including long-term care settings based on their individual benefits and risks
  4. Must have hard copy of proof pf 1st & 2nd doses
  5. Must be at least 6 months from date of 2nd dose
Anyone who was vaccinated in Kentucky and has lost his/her COVID-19 vaccination card can obtain proof of vaccination by visiting https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dph/dehp/idb/Pages/kyir.aspx and clicking on the link in the green box.



COVID-19 Vaccinations



Pikeville Medical Center is administering the COVID-19 vaccinations under the direction and oversight of the State of Kentucky. Therefore, it is important to know and understand the Do’s and Don’ts to plan and receive the vaccine.

 

DO: Review the vaccine information before you scheduled your appointment by visiting www.pmcvaccine.com. On the top of the page, click on the CDC Vaccine Information link for both vaccines.

 

DO: Wear a short sleeve or loose-fitting shirt so your upper arm can be easily accessed by the person administering your vaccination. It will help expedite the process.

 

DO: Be prepared to wait 15 minutes after receiving the vaccine. However, if you are on blood thinners or have a history of allergic reactions, you will be asked to wait 30 minutes. You will be directed to a designated staging area for observation until the required wait time expires. PMC personnel will contact you when you when it is your permitted time to leave.

 

DO: Bring someone with you who is not receiving the vaccine. This person can alert our staff if you experience an adverse reaction to the vaccine during your wait time. If you experience ANY discomfort or signs of adverse reaction, please notify our PMC Staff in the area by waving or sounding your car horn for immediate assistance. Although adverse reactions are rate, we will have staff and equipment on site as a precaution.

 

DO: Do bring your Epipen if you have one and have a history of severe allergies. Though adverse reactions have been rare, it is always best to have your Epipen with you.

 

DO: Be prepared to receive your follow-up appointment for the 2nd vaccine dose. If you receive the Pfizer vaccine, you will be required to return for your 2nd booster dose 21 days after your first dose to ensure its full effectiveness. If you receive the Moderna vaccine, you will be required to return for your 2nd booster dose 21 days after your first dose to ensure its full effectiveness.

 

DO: Expect to receive a vaccination card that will show the type of vaccine you receive and the date you received it. Please bring the card back for your return visit so the provider can update the card indicating that you have received both doses.

 

DO: Expect some side effects typically lasting several days after receiving the vaccine, according to the CDC’s web site. Most common side effects can include pain and swelling at the injection site, tiredness, headache, chills, and fever.

 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/expect/after.html

 

 

DO: Contact your medical provider if you have any concerns after receiving your vaccination.

 

DO: Visit the State of Kentucky COVID-19 website, which will also direct you to the CDC Web site, if you have any additional concerns or questions about the vaccine or State’s phasing plan at www.kycovid19.ky.gov.

 

As the region’s single largest medical provider, Pikeville Medical Center is proud to be a part of the historic endeavor of administering the COVID vaccine with the hope and prayer of bringing an end to this pandemic. Together we rise, and together we will defeat COVID19 one vaccine at a time.