Welcome to NVRH’s COVID-19 Info page
As of April 5, 2023, we have implemented symptom-based mask use for patients, visitors and staff. Read the latest visiting policy for more info.
The info provided on this page is from science-based, credible sources, such as the State of Vermont Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We will also ensure that current NVRH practices and services around COVID-19 are included in the dropdown sections below.
COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Information
COVID-19 Booster locations in the NEK:
- Northern Counties Health Care primary care practices: Click here fore more info and locations.
- Kinney, St. Johnsbury: Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.: 9:00am-6:15pm; Wednesday from 3:00-6:15pm.
- NVRH Primary Care: Corner Medical, Kingdom Internal Medicine and St. Johnsbury Pediatrics.
- Other locations: Check this site up-to-date information: https://www.healthvermont.gov/covid-19/vaccine#walkinclinic
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- CDC recommends everyone stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccination, including all primary series doses and boosters for their age group:
- Ages 6 months through 4 years should get all COVID-19 primary series doses,
- Ages 5 years and older should get all primary series doses, and updated COVID-19 boosters if eligible.
- Getting a COVID-19 vaccine after you recover from COVID-19 infection provides added protection against COVID-19.
- People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised have different recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines, including boosters.
- For people ages 12 years and older, the only authorized mRNA booster is the updated (bivalent) booster. People ages 12 years and older can no longer get the original (monovalent) mRNA booster.
- COVID-19 vaccine and booster recommendations may be updated as CDC continues to monitor the latest data.
When are you up to date?
You are up-to-date with your COVID-19 vaccines if you have completed a COVID-19 vaccine primary series and received the most recent booster dose recommended for you by CDC. Vaccine recommendations are based on your age, the vaccine you first received, and time since last dose. People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised have different recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines.
Update as of June 25, 2022: The State of Vermont is ending all state-run testing locations, including several locations within the Northeast Kingdom. Click here to learn more.
What does this mean for you as a patient or community member?
NVRH provides the following testing services:
NVRH Primary Care Offices:
Contact your primary care provider’s office to make an appointment for a PCR test or request a free take-home antigen test kit during an already scheduled appointment (while supplies last):
Individuals can access free antigen test kits by visiting Community Connections at 55 Sherman Drive between 8:30am and 4:30pm Monday through Friday (one kit per household member, while supplies last). Call Community Connections at 802-748-7526 with any questions.
Northern Express Care- open to all individuals:
Visit Northern Express Care for walk-in PCR testing or to request a free take-home antigen test kit.
Other COVID-19 Testing options:
- Northern Counties Health Care will continue to provide PCR and antigen tests. Learn more at: https://www.nchcvt.org/covid19info/
- Local pharmacies are able to supply antigen test kits, which may be covered by insurance or have an out-of-pocket cost.
COVID-19 Positive Treatment
If you are COVID positive, there are a number of treatments available. Contact your primary care provider to understand what the best treatment option is for you.
NVRH Primary Care Practices:
Visit the CDC webpage to understand the treatment options available.