Flu Shots have arrived!
We are excited to announce that we are administering the flu shot, Flublok, to patients at this time. Flublock is a higher dose flu shot that covers four different influenza strains and is approved for all patients over 18. During the month of October we will offer drive through clinics every Saturday morning from 8:00am-12:00pm and Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm. Unfortunately, we do not have the staffing capacity to allow walk in shots at other times this year due to the significant increase in care required during the current COVID surge. If you do not have a scheduled office visit please plan to drive through during one of these specified times to receive your flu shot.
We continue to encourage everyone to remain safe by avoiding crowded indoor places, wearing masks in indoor public spaces and getting tested if you show signs of COVID or are exposed. Testing sites can be located at https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/about-covid-19/testing/find-my-testing-place. We only have the capacity to evaluate and test patients who are having symptoms of COVID in our office at this time.
GMA COVID Vaccine Update 9/27/21
Following the CDC’s ACIP recommendation on 9/25, Pfizer boosters are now available in North Carolina to people who have been fully vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine for six months or more and who are:
- 65 years or older,
- Residents in long-term care facilities,
- 18 years or older who are at high risk for severe COVID-19 due to certain underlying medical conditions https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-medical-conditions.html
- 18-64 years and work in high-risk settings like healthcare workers, teachers and childcare providers or food workers.
At this time, a booster of the Moderna or J&J vaccines is not recommended. Additional guidance regarding these vaccines is anticipated soon.
Guilford Medical does not have the Pfizer vaccine but we will continue to offer the Moderna shot to those who have not yet been vaccinated. Locations to obtain the vaccines, including the Pfizer booster shot, can be found at:
We have some exciting news at Guilford Medical Associates! On August 2nd we went live with a new, updated Electronic Health Record system. The new system will help your doctor & the staff continue to provide excellent care while employing the latest technology. As we continue to become more familiar and adjust our workflows to best leverage this new technology, please be patient. It may take an extra minute or two to fill in some additional information at first but it will be much more efficient than the old system.
To sign up on the new patient portal, please click on the following link and enroll now: https://health.healow.com/GuilfordMedicalAssoc
Thank you for entrusting your medical care to the doctors and staff at Guilford Medical Associates, PA.
Closings or Delays:
Changes to regularly scheduled hours due to severe weather conditions will be posted here and also on the WFMY News2 website under closings & delays.
The office will be closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Office hours are 8am – 5pm Monday through Friday.
After hours care is available Weekdays (Monday – Friday) from 7:30am through 6:00pm
For a non-emergency appointment please contact our office at 336 621-8911 or through the patient portal.