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Healthcare worker administering a rapid test -Laurel Health will hold a public Coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid testing event in Troy, PA on March. 24, 2022

Laurel Health to Host Troy COVID-19 Rapid Testing Event March 24

 

By Kristy Warren

 

To address ongoing community need, the Laurel Health Centers will hold a COVID-19 rapid test event Thursday, March 24 from 9 am – 11 am in the Fellowship Bible Church parking lot, located at 121 Mud Creek Rd. in Troy, PA. Attendees must pre-register by calling 1-833-LAURELHC (1-833-528-7354) and selecting an LHC location from the menu. To help manage high call volumes, any of our seven Laurel Health Center locations can schedule you for this event.

 

Anyone who thinks they may have been exposed to Coronavirus COVID-19 or is currently experiencing COVID-19 symptoms is encouraged to sign up. This public rapid testing event is open to everyone; you do not have to be a Laurel Health patient to attend. 

 

If you need a COVID-19 test but cannot attend this public event, call 1-833-LAURELHC (1-833-528-7354) to request a test at the LHC location of your choice. Note: When requesting an individual testing appointment at our locations, you will receive a telemedicine visit with an LHC provider prior to testing so the provider can accurately evaluate your symptoms / exposure and determine which type of test should be ordered (e.g., point-of-care rapid test or PCR swab) as well as when it should be conducted.

 

COVID-19 cases are surging in Tioga County. The best way to protect yourself is to schedule your COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccines are safe and effective. Laurel Health's medical professionals strongly advise that everyone 5 and up be vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their community against severe illness, hospitalization, and death. 

 

The vaccine teaches your body how to recognize, prepare for, and fight off the virus more effectively, greatly reducing the risk of developing serious illness, chronic long-haul symptoms, hospitalization, or death. 

COVID-19 vaccines are available at all Laurel Health Center locations throughout Tioga and Bradford Counties, including booster shots and pediatric vaccine. Laurel Health provides Moderna and Pfizer vaccine for those 18 and up, the Pfizer vaccine dosage approved for those aged 12 – 17, and pediatric Pfizer vaccine for those aged 5 – 11. 

 

Patients should still receive a COVID-19 vaccine even if they’ve previously had COVID-19, as current studies indicate the vaccines can confer stronger, broader, and longer-lasting protection than naturally acquired immunity. Patients who received their Pfizer or Moderna vaccine series more than six months ago or their J&J shot more than two months ago are advised to receive a COVID-19 booster shot to bolster and extend vaccine protection.  

 

For a full list of LHC locations and numbers, click here. To learn more about COVID-19 testing and prevention, click here to visit our COVID-19 resources and education page

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