Urgent Care Expanded Hours
Hours for our Urgent Care facility in Escondido have been expanded to 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week. If you need non-emergency medical care during the weekend or after normal business hours, Urgent Care can be a good option. For additional information including directions, visit https://www.graybill.org/services-and-programs/urgent-care/”
Second Booster Shot Now Available for Some People
The CDC now recommends a second booster shot for people over 50, those who are immune-compromised, and those who got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. It must be at least 4 months since you got your first booster. See if you’re eligible at https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/s0328-covid-19-boosters.html.
Find out where to get a second booster at https://www.vaccines.gov/. Palomar Health Medical Group no longer providers COVID vaccines or boosters.
CDC Issues New Guidance on COVID-19 Boosters
The CDC now advises that if you previously got 2 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, you can get a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine if you fall into one of these groups:
- You’re 65 and older,
- You’re 18+ and have certain underlying medical conditions, or
- You’re 18+ and work or live in a high-risk setting.
COVID-19 Vaccine Program Discontinued
Due to changes in the State of California COVID-19 vaccine distribution program, Palomar Health Medical Group – Graybill’s COVID-19 vaccine program has been discontinued. For information on how and where to get vaccinated, go to:
- Myturn.ca.gov – Register here to receive updates about new appointments and locations. Note: My Turn is available in eight languages, and for those without internet access, appointments can be made by calling (833) 422-4255. The hotline is available in English and Spanish, with third party translators available in more than 250 additional languages.
- Vaccinefinder.org– Find a nearby location where you can receive the COVID-19 vaccine
Graybill Medical Group and Arch Health Medical Group Align to Form Palomar Health Medical Group
Effective December 1, 2020, Graybill Medical Group has become affiliated with Arch Health Medical Group to form Palomar Health Medical Group. Like Graybill, Arch Health is a large multi-specialty group practice with offices in North San Diego County. By combining resources, the two medical groups will be able to offer a wider range of services through a network of 170 primary care and specialty physicians and advanced practitioners and 22 locations in North San Diego and South Riverside Counties. Download the press release.