What Can I Anticipate?
Health and medical professionals have responded in remarkable ways to our current pandemic. Ensuring our communities are cared for, frontline healthcare providers are now viewed as heroes—now more than ever—for their dedication and sacrifices made. Leaders have taken initiative during this time in promptly developing a tested and effective vaccine. Many see this as the first step to resuming “everyday life.” However, while this may be an exciting advancement, some may understandably have questions about the vaccine. As in-home care specialists serving Atlanta, we’ve provided a short guide below of what to expect when receiving the COVID vaccine.
Details About the COVID Vaccine
Georgia Adults 65 and Over Can Now Get the Vaccine
Georgia is currently in its first phase of vaccine administration. Individuals who are currently eligible to receive the vaccination in this phase include healthcare workers, emergency responders, and adults who are 65 and over. These populations have been identified as ones that most urgently need protection against the virus. As supplies and availability increase, other population groups will be eligible to receive the vaccine. The next phases respectively include essential frontline workers and then people ages 16 to 64 with preexisting conditions.
The Vaccine is Administered in Two Doses
The COVID shot is given in two series. This is done to ensure the most protection against Coronavirus. Recipients may get their second dose about three to four weeks after their first shot. You will receive a more accurate timeline when you go in for the vaccine. Recipients of the vaccine may experience side effects from both doses. The second dose may result in more noticeable side effects.
Temporary Side Effects May Occur
Like the regular Flu Shot, you may experience side effects such as:
Common side effects include:
Please note that these side effects are temporary and, in many cases mild. Side effects are a sign that your system is building up antibodies for protection. The side effects may affect your energy level, so experts advise you to drink plenty of fluids and to avoid physical exertion on the day of and days after your vaccination. If the side effects cause pain or discomfort, consult with your doctor or care provider about using over-the-counter medicine such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
Find the Care You Need
Contact Trinity Life at Home for In-Home Care in Atlanta
As an in-home care provider serving the Atlanta area, we want to provide solutions for individuals in need of care. Our services allow our clients to remain as independent as possible in their own homes and strive to provide peace-of-mind to families.
We offer support for…
- Daily Living Assistance
- In-Home Memory Care
- Private Duty Skilled Nursing
- Post-Op Recovery Care
- And More
To learn more about our in-home care services, please fill out the contact form on our website or give us a call at 678-731-0831. You can also follow us on Facebook to learn more about Trinity Life at Home.
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