COVID-19 Information

The health and safety of our patients, staff and community are our top priority.

The FDA recently authorized the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech Bivalent COVID-19 vaccines for use as a booster dose. This latest booster includes an mRNA component of the original strain to provide an immune response that is broadly protective against COVID-19, and an mRNA component in common between the omicron variant BA.4 and BA.5 lineages to provide better protection against COVID-19 caused by the omicron variant. The BA.4 and BA.5 lineages of the omicron variant are currently causing most cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. and are predicted to circulate this fall and winter. With this recent authorization, the monovalent mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are no longer authorized as booster doses for individuals 12 years of age and older.

Individuals 18 years of age and older are eligible for a single booster dose of the COVID-19 Bivalent Vaccine if it has been at least two months since they have completed primary vaccination, or have received the most recent booster dose with any authorized or approved monovalent COVID-19 vaccine.  

The Pharmacy at Magruder has received the new Moderna Bivalent COVID-19 booster dose and appointments can be made clicking the SCHEDULE button below. Be sure to bring your vaccination card with you to your appointment. For anyone who has not yet received their primary COVID-19 vaccine, you can also make an appointment for that as well.

Schedule COVID-19 Vaccines & Boosters

What if I recently had COVID-19?

  • At a minimum, defer any COVID-19 vaccination, including bivalent booster vaccination, at least until recovery from the acute illness (if symptoms were present) and criteria to discontinue isolation have been met.
  • In addition, people who recently had SARS CoV 2 infection may consider delaying any COVID 19 vaccination, including bivalent booster vaccination, by 3 months from symptom onset or positive test (if infection was asymptomatic).
  • Individual factors such as risk of COVID-19 severe disease, COVID-19 community level, or characteristics of the predominant SARS CoV 2 strain should be considered when determining whether to delay getting a COVID 19 vaccination after infection.

What if I am immune compromised?

  • People ages 12 years and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised should receive three primary series doses, as previously recommended, followed by a bivalent booster at least two months after the 3rd primary series dose. (Note: bivalent booster should be age appropriate; Pfizer BioNTech is authorized for people ages 12 years and older and Moderna is authorized for people ages 18 years and older.)

Can I get a flu shot and a bivalent COVID-19 booster at the same time?

  • Yes! Providers should offer influenza and COVID-19 vaccines at the same visit, if eligible.
  • This includes adjuvanted or high dose influenza vaccines; administer in separate limbs.

Covid Virus


COVID Testing

All COVID testing is being done at the Magruder Community Clinic 730 Jefferson Street, Port Clinton. Testing must be scheduled by calling 419-301-4304. No walk-ins accepted.

We offer COVID testing for pre-operative (regardless of where surgery is being done) with a provider order as well as symptomatic and exposure testing with a provider order. Providers can fax orders to 419-732-2864.

Magruder also offers Self-Pay COVID testing for travel, return to school, and events that require COVID test results. Patients can pay via credit card when scheduling and results are available within 72 hours. The PCR COVID test costs $165.

The Pharmacy at Magruder does have Paxlovid. At this time, a patient testing positive for COVID should consult their Primary Care Provider, or Emergency Room physician if they are in the ER, to see if Paxlovid is right for them. The patient can bring the script to Magruder’s pharmacy to get it filled. Magruder’s Pharmacy is open Monday through Friday from 9 am – 6 pm and Saturday & Sunday from 9 am – 5 pm and is located next to Magruder’s ER and Urgent Care on the main campus.

Patients are encouraged to view their results in the Patient Portal. The Magruder patient portal offers personalized and secure online access to Magruder medical records. It is an online tool that enables our patients to help manage and receive information about their health. Users can:
• View health history and doctor visit summaries.
• View lab test results.
• Communicate with their provider office.
• Request and schedule appointments.

Patient Portal Login

For more information, or to enroll in the Magruder patient portal, visit the Magruder Patient Portal Page.


COVID Vaccine & Booster

Magruder Hospital is offering the Moderna COVID booster vaccine, both the 1st and 2nd dose, at the retail Pharmacy. First and second dose Moderna vaccines and booster vaccines are now available by appointment. Schedule your vaccine and booster appointments using the button below.

Schedule COVID-19 Vaccines & Boosters


Screening

Entrance to Magruder Hospital will remain restricted to the following areas:

  • Emergency Room
  • Outpatient
  • Surgery

Screening of visitors will continue using a shortened process.


Masking

Regardless of vaccination status, visitors should wear a face mask for source control (in the event that a visitor cannot wear a mask for physical reasons, a face shield may be worn).

Visitors will wear their masks when in the presence of Health Care Providers.


Social Distancing

Regardless of vaccination status, visitors should physically distance (maintaining at least 6 feet between people) except in the following instances:


Patient and Visitor are fully vaccinated

While alone in the patient/resident’s room or the designated visitation room, patients/residents and their visitor(s) can choose to have close contact (including touch) and to not wear source control.


If either the Patient or Visitor is not fully vaccinated

While in the patient’s room, they can choose to have close contact (including touch) with their unvaccinated visitor(s) while both continue to wear well-fitting source control

Retrieved from: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/infection-control-recommendations.html
Retrieved from: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/infection-control-after-vaccination.html#anchor_1619116637758
Retrieved from: https://www.cms.gov/files/document/qso-21-08-nltc.pdf

*Fully vaccinated refers to a person who is: ≥2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series, or ≥2 weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine; there is currently no post-vaccination time limit on fully vaccinated status