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COVID - Vaccine News
Many of you have reached out to us regarding the FDA approved COVID-19 vaccine and our recommendations. The COVID-19 vaccines made by are brand new and have been authorized for emergency use by the FDA. The CDC is recommending the COVID-19 vaccination for all persons, except those with severe allergies to previous vaccinations. There is no current vaccine approved for persons under the age of 16.
At this time, our practice does not have access to the vaccine. Find your local health department at YourSpotYourShot.nc.gov (https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/vaccines) where you will find contact information for local health departments and hospitals giving vaccinations in your area.
We are pleased to be able to provide telehealth visits for our patients.
Beginning Wednesday, March 25 we will begin offering telehealth visits for our established patients. Our interactive platform will provide you the ability to have a video appointment with one of our providers in your home using your smartphone, tablet or camera-enabled computer/PC. Video chat is a safe and easy way to talk with your provider.
If you are scheduled for a telehealth appointment, you will receive a text or email to join your appointment. Click the link to be taken to the Secure Video Chat environment. You will have 10 minutes to click the link.
The first time you use Video Chat, your device may ask for permission to use your camera and microphone. Please allow access.
You will be taken directly into a video chat session with your provider.
Video Chat runs through your internet browser. For best results use Safari on iOS and Chrome on Android as your default browser.
The microphone and camera buttons will pause the audio and video you are sending. The red "phone" button will disconnect the chat.
Clickhere for more information on how to use Video Chat.
Click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
Basic protective measures against Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease cases. The CDC has a Coronavirus Symptom Self Checker, which can be found here.
Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the World Health Organization or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websites and through your national and local public health authority. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others.
Wash your hands frequently - Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
Maintain Social Distancing - Maintain at least three feet distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth - Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there the virus can enter your body and may make you sick.
Practice respiratory hygiene - Make sure you and the people around you follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately. Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses, such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early - Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
Protection measures for persons who are in or have recently visited (past 14 days) areas where COVID-19 is spreading -
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Treatment
Treatment for mild cases is to stay home and treat symptoms. About 80% of patients with COVID have mild to moderate disease and can be managed at home.
The importance of knowing if you test positive with COVID-19 is to stay home and to slow the spread as the elderly and those with compromised immune systems are the most at risk.
What does Quarantine Mean?
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Stay at home until instructed to leave: Patients with confirmed COVID-19 should remain under home isolation precautions until the risk of secondary transmission to others is thought to be low.
Talk to your healthcare provider: The decision to discontinue home isolation precautions should be made on a case-by-case basis, in consultation with healthcare providers and state and local health departments.
Be well, don’t panic, and stay strong – your health has always been a number one priority throughout the lifetime of your disease, and so long as you manage, we are confident in positive outcomes for your health and wellbeing.