As we continue to move through this current pandemic, the likelihood of testing positive for COVID-19 increases. We have been and will continue to be do our part to combat the spread of this virus with social distancing, wearing face masks and frequent hand washing. What if you or someone you know are among those who have tested positive? Here is a link from Medscape, https://education.webmd.com/viewarticle/916480 outlining symptoms, long-term effects and steps to work with your doctor during and after you recover from COVID-19 that you might find helpful. This article is a culmination of input from various experts in this field. Stay safe. We are all in this together!
Kim R. RN
What You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Virus Vaccine
The FDA has approved two vaccines at the present time, Pfizer and Moderna. The protocol for receiving each of these vaccines consists of an initial injection with a second follow up injection according to the time specified by each company. The efficacy of the vaccine depends on receiving the follow up injection. Some side effects such as fatigue, pain at injection site, headache have been noted by some individuals. These are noted to be “non-severe” side effects and are not experienced by everyone. As always, you need to check with your doctor before receiving the vaccine.
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Below are links for your respective county regarding current vaccination information. For updated information, you can go to your counties’ website.
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Resources: Walgreens.com; CDC.com; CDC of DuPage County