COVID-19 and Flu Updates
How we’re keeping you safe
TrueCare is working hard to provide the safest care to all of our patients, offering phone visits and in-person care. If you feel sick, please call before you come in.
On May 13, 2021 the CDC released updated guidelines around masks or face coverings for fully vaccinated people. However, these guidelines to not apply to healthcare settings. When visiting any TrueCare location you must continue to wear a mask or a face covering.
We are offering the COVID-19 vaccines to both TrueCare patients and non-TrueCare patients, ages 12 and older. If you are interested in receiving your COVID-19 vaccine, please contact us at (760) 736-6767 to schedule your appointment.
On August 23, 2021 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration fully approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for individuals 16 and older. The vaccine continues to be available under emergency use authorization (EUA), including for individuals 12 through 15 years of age.
“Vaccination is the best tool we have to protect ourselves, our families, and our communities. Full approval from the FDA for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine serves to further affirm the safety and efficacy of the vaccine,” said Dr. Marie Russell, TrueCare’s Chief Medical Officer. “With the current surge of the delta variant which has resulted in increasing rates of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, the full approval from the FDA of the Pfizer vaccine will hopefully help to encourage those who have not yet been vaccinated to do so.”
Our three TrueCare COVID-19 vaccine clinics will continue providing COVID-19 vaccines to care for and protect our patients through this pandemic. We will continue to provide updates as we receive more information, you can also follow us on social media for news and updates.
Estamos ofreciendo vacuna contra el COVID-19 a pacientes de TrueCare y al público general a partir de los 12 años de edad. Si está interesado en recibir su vacuna COVID-19, comuníquese con nosotros al (760) 736-6767 para programar su cita.
El 23 de agosto de 2021, la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos de EE. UU. aprobó por completo la vacuna Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 para personas mayores de 16 años. La vacuna sigue estando disponible bajo autorización de uso de emergencia (EUA- por sus siglas en ingles), incluso para personas de 12 a 15 años de edad.
“La vacunación es la mejor herramienta que tenemos para protegernos a nosotros mismos, a nuestras familias y nuestras comunidades. La aprobación total de la FDA para la vacuna Pfizer / BioNTech sirve para afirmar aún más la seguridad y eficacia de la vacuna ”, dijo la Dra. Marie Russell, directora médica de TrueCare. “Con el aumento actual de la variante delta que ha dado lugar a tasas crecientes de casos, hospitalizaciones y muertes, se espera que la aprobación total de la FDA de la vacuna Pfizer ayude a alentar a quienes aún no han sido vacunados a hacerlo”.
Nuestras tres clínicas de TrueCare que están administrando la vacuna COVID-19 continuarán proporcionando vacunas para continuar el cuidando y la protección de nuestros pacientes durante esta pandemia. Continuaremos brindando actualizaciones a medida que recibamos más información, asegúrese de seguirnos en las redes sociales para obtener novedades y actualizaciones.
Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?
The COVID-19 vaccine may be administered to:
- Pregnant, breastfeeding, and lactating women
- Those who have already contracted COVID-19
- Those with underlying medical conditions, including people who are immunosuppressed
Can the vaccine give me COVID-19?
What symptoms will I get after I receive the vaccine?
Side effects of the COVID vaccine can include:
- Pain/swelling at the injection site
In most cases, discomfort from fever or pain is normal. Contact your doctor or healthcare provider if the redness or tenderness where you got the shot increases after 24 hours or if your side effects are worrying you and do not seem to be going away after a few days.
How often will I need to get this vaccine?
Can I mix brands of vaccines?
Do I need to comeback for the second dose?
How effective is the vaccine? If we’re not sure, why would I get it?
Are the Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines all effective?
Will the COVID vaccine cover me with the new strains?
After I get the vaccine, do I still need to wear a mask?
Once I’ve received the vaccine, is it safe for me to resume seeing my family and friends?
You are fully vaccinated two weeks after your second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and two weeks after your single dose of J&J/Janssen vaccine. It is possible you could still get COVID-19 soon after vaccination because your body has not had enough time to build full protection. Keep taking precautions until you are fully vaccinated.
Does the COVID-19 vaccine change my DNA?
The mRNA from a COVID-19 vaccine never enters the nucleus of the cell, which is where our DNA is kept. This means the mRNA cannot affect our DNA in any way. Instead, COVID-19 mRNA vaccines work with the body’s natural defenses to safely develop immunity to disease.
At the end of the process, our bodies have learned how to protect against future infection. That immune response and making antibodies is what protects us from getting infected if the real virus enters our bodies.
I already had COVID-19, why should I still get the vaccine?
Isn’t it better to have your natural immune system respond versus a vaccine?
What does the vaccine cost?
How will I know when I am able to get the vaccine?
Is it safe to get a COVID-19 vaccine if I have an underlying medical condition?
I was vaccinated outside of the United States, do I need to get vaccinated again in the US?
Some people may have received a COVID-19 vaccine that is not currently authorized in the United States. In some circumstances people who received a COVID-19 vaccine not currently authorized in the United States may be offered revaccination with an FDA-authorized vaccine.
Why should I get vaccinated?
Find a COVID-19 Vaccine Center Near Me
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Connect directly with providers via video or phone call. No insurance necessary and new patients welcome. Contact us at (760) 736-6767 to see if a virtual visit with one of our providers may be right for you.
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