SHOULD I GET THE COVID 19 VACCINE?

SHOULD I GET THE COVID 19 VACCINE?
The Physicians of our practice recommend in the strongest terms that you get the COVID 19 vaccine as soon as it is available to you.  There may be rare exceptions for those who have had an immediate or severe allergic reaction to the COVID 19 vaccine or any of its ingredient.  The CDC recommends that people with a history of severe allergic reactions not related to vaccines or injectable medications- such as food, pet, venom, environmental, or latex allergies- get vaccinated.  People with a history of allergies to oral medications or a family history of severe allergic reactions may also get vaccinated.
If you have specific questions regarding your specific circumstances as to whether you should get the vaccine, please schedule an appointment with your doctor to discuss the issue.  Please DO NOT CALL OUR OFFICE with this question; our phones have recently been overwhelmed due to this.
WHERE CAN I GET A COVID 19 VACCINE?
We are hoping we will receive an allocation of vaccine to give our patients at our offices.  When we do we will notify affected patient groups by automated phone call, emails and posting to our web page and facebook page.  Keep checking back for updates.  For now, we recommend registering with any local source of the vaccine, which, for now includes Tidelands Health System, Grand Strand Medical Center and Conway Medical Center, and we have heard of several local pharmacies who have had limited availability.  This is a fast moving target, so keep searching, and if you have the opportunity to sign up with a provider, sign up!

COVID Vaccine Info for patients 70 years and older

Beginning TODAY, Wednesday 01/13/2021, any SC resident aged 70 or older can schedule their appointment to receive COVID-19 vaccine. A map with current locations accepting vaccine appointments is available at:
Per DHEC, contact your local hospitals to request and schedule an appointment NO LATER than Jan. 15, 2021
To request vaccines at the following locations, please click the appropriate links:
Grand Strand as of 01/13/2021: We are not administering the COVID-19 vaccine to the general public at this time.
Conway Hospital as of 01/13/2021:  Vaccines for 70+ We apologize for the inconvenience but based on anticipated allocation of vaccines from DHEC we have reached our capacity. We will open more appointments as soon as we know of our updated allocation of vaccines from DHEC. Please check back regularly. https://www.conwaymedicalcenter.com/covid19/

American Red Cross: Donors Needed!

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COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Program: Donors Needed!
© 2020 The American National Red Cross | 296301-01 CW

The Red Cross is seeking people who are fully recovered from COVID-19 to give plasma to help current patients who are seriously ill or at high risk of serious illness.

You may qualify if you:
• Are at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 lbs.
• Are in good health and feeling well.
• Have a verified prior diagnosis of COVID-19.
• Are fully recovered and symptom-free for at least 14 days, as determined by your medical provider.

If you meet all the criteria above and are willing to help, please fill out
the Donor Eligibility Form at:

RedCrossBlood.org/Plasma4COVID