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COVID-19 Vaccine

Please visit www.vaccines.nh.gov or call 2-1-1 to find a COVID-19 vaccine near you.

When can I get a COVID-19 vaccine booster?

People who are moderately to severely immunocompromised and have already received both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID vaccine more than 28 days ago may receive a 3rd dose at this time at their local pharmacy.  If you are not sure if you fall into this category, please talk to your healthcare provider.  We are not administering 3rd doses in Core Physicians' offices at this time.

The healthcare providers at Core Physicians support the following CDC recommendations for COVID 19 booster shots (updated September 24, 2021).
 
  • 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,
  • 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,
  • 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
  • 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.
You can find more information about this on the CDC website, and if you have additional questions about it, you can talk with your healthcare provider.
 

Update Your Medical Record - Show us your COVID-19 Vaccination Card

If you are a patient of Core Physicians and have not shown us your completed COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, please do so at your next appointment or by completing this Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Form. We will then update your medical record with this information.

Links
Answers to frequently asked questions about NH's COVID-19 vaccination process
The Leadership of Core Physicians and Exeter Hospital - Statement Regarding Masking and School Reopening 8/16/21


Visitor Policy

The health and safety of our patients and staff remain our highest priority.

  • We are screening everyone (including employees, visitors and vaccinated patients) who enter our facilities. We will ask you a series of questions regarding your health.
  • We are requiring everyone to wear a mask, including patients, clinicians and staff. This is on the hospital campus and at our offices. You may wear your own surgical grade or better (N95) mask or we will provide one for you and it must be worn at all times. No cloths masks are allowed.
  • We have redesigned our processes to keep you socially distant during your visit. You will see we have clearly marked our elevators, common areas and waiting rooms to ensure proper spacing. (We may ask you to check-in online for your appointment and wait in your car at some offices until we text you to come in). 
  • We are taking extraordinary measures to continually clean and disinfect our facilities, especially high touch areas and rest rooms.
  • If you are having a surgical procedure, a colonoscopy or other complex procedure, your physician will determine if you need to be tested in advance for COVID-19. This is to ensure there is no associated risk or impact to your recovery.
  • We are allowing one visitor, including children over the age of 2 to accompany patients to their appointment. (exceptions to the number of visitors over the age of 2 can be made if agreed to by the office in advance of an appointment). As always, everyone including children must be screened for symptoms and wear a mask.

COVID-19 Testing

We no longer operate as a state funded COVID-19 testing facility.

If you have a Core Primary Care Physician or Pediatrician, please call the office directly to assist in your testing needs or contact your local pharmacy.

If you do not have a Core Primary Care Physician or Pediatrician, please contact your local pharmacy for assistance.

Charges Associated with COVID-19 Testing

We are currently offering the Abbott BINAXNow rapid test for patients meeting the following criteria: Symptomatic, per CDC guidelines, with symptom onset within past 7 days. You will be triaged through our algorithm to determine if the test that is right for you and your current situation. The rapid test, while quick turn around, does not provide reliable results for asymptomatic or patients with symptoms outside of the 7 day window.

Changes in Service.


COVID-19 Patient Resources

For COVID-19 Positive or Suspected Patients

  • What to do if You Are Sick>  Click Link   Open PDF
  • 10 Ways to Manage Symptoms at Home>   Open PDF
  • CDC - Cleaning & Disinfecting Homes of Suspected or Confirmed Cases of COVID-19>  Click Link
  • Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation>  Click Link
  • What Should I Do If...>  Open PDF
 

Other COVID-19 Recommended Resources

As a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases such as COVID-19, including:
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
Links
CDC - COVID-19 Vaccine
CDC -
Handwashing guide
CDC - View Videos on the Coronavirus Disease 2019