What do you need to know about receiving the COVID-19 vaccination? With the most recent variant of coronavirus announced, it can be confusing to work through all the available information online.
We’ve compiled a list of the most important things to remember before receiving the vaccination, and how you can approach your next appointment with confidence. Read on to find out more!
VACCINATIONS ARE SAFE AND EFFICIENT
The COVID-19 vaccination is provided by a number of companies, including Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen. These companies utilize a method of scientific research dating several decades to provide the next line of defense against the coronavirus.
Vaccinations have been rigorously tested, undergoing all appropriate clinical trials, and continues to be held under some of the strictest health monitoring in U.S. history. As a result, the vaccination has proven to be the most effective with respect to contracting and spreading the virus, hospitalization, and death. The vaccination process has demonstrated itself as the safest alternative to building immunity against COVID-19.
It is possible to experience side effects to the dosage. The CDC has provided a list of ways to reduce the chances of discomfort following your appointment.
VACCINATIONS ARE ADMINISTERED BY PROFESSIONALS
The vaccination is administered by COVID-19 vaccination providers who participate in the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program. This program requires medical care providers to undergo a series of agreements and instructional recommendations. You can trust that the status of your vaccination is in the hands of qualified professionals, equipped to serve you and your family with the best care available.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, COVID-19 vaccination providers must report COVID-19 vaccine inventory daily to Vaccines.gov, as well as all appropriate local and state public health departments.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THE VACCINATION?
In West Virginia, anyone 12 years or older is currently eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Vaccines are available in all 55 counties, “through community vaccination clinics, community health centers, pharmacies, schools, workplaces, and/or other locations.” (WV DHHR)
Some vaccination providers require an individual to turn 18 before they are eligible to receive it. A person can expect to be fully vaccinated within two weeks after receiving their final dosage.
SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY!
Here at MedBridge, we want to help keep your family healthy and safe. If you or your child are eligible for vaccination, call us today to schedule or make your appointment online. We look forward to hearing from you!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the MedBridge clinic nearest you:
Fairmont, WV: 304-363-3714
Mannington, WV: 681-285-1232