Montgomery Family Care
Family Medicine located in Mt Sterling, KY
There’s no way to be sure you won’t get very sick with COVID-19. For your own health and that of the people you love, vaccination is the best way to protect everyone. The experienced medical team at Montgomery Family Care in Mt Sterling, Kentucky, uses the safe, well-established Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to protect patients and the community from this potentially life-threatening disease. To book your COVID-19 vaccination, call Montgomery Family Care today or book an appointment online.
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a relatively new infectious disease that first appeared in 2019. It’s caused by a coronavirus, other strains of which cause common problems like colds and flu. COVID-19 symptoms often resemble those of the flu and typically include:
- Fever or chills
- New, continuous cough
- Loss of taste or smell
- Shortness of breath
- Sore throat
- Nasal congestion or runny nose
- Nausea and vomiting
COVID-19 symptoms can develop any time within a 2-14 day period after you come in contact with the virus. The severity of symptoms varies considerably between people, with some experiencing life-changing complications while others develop minimal symptoms.
Millions of people worldwide have died after contracting COVID-19, including over 1.5 million in the United States, a number that’s continually rising. Many of these victims were elderly or had underlying health problems, but some were young and fit.
Why should I have a COVID-19 vaccination?
There are several compelling reasons to get a COVID-19 vaccination:
If you have a serious condition such as diabetes, an autoimmune disorder, heart disease, or any health problem that affects your immune system, your risk of complications increases considerably. The older you are, the more likely you are to suffer from complications too.
Having the COVID-19 vaccine significantly reduces your risk of getting COVID-19 and the seriousness of your symptoms if you do contract the infection.
Protecting your family, friends, and community
Even if your risk of COVID-19 complications is low, you could pass the disease on to your family and friends if you get infected. If they’re vulnerable, they could become seriously ill, suffering long-term aftereffects and, in some cases, not surviving the infection.
What does COVID-19 vaccination involve?
COVID-19 vaccination is a straightforward process that simply involves having a quick injection in your arm. Your Montgomery Family Care provider will tell you how often you need to have a jab to maintain your immunity.
The Montgomery Family Care team uses the highly respected and effective Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The Moderna vaccine uses mRNA (messenger ribonucleic acid) taken from the virus to trigger an immune system response in your body. This partial piece of the virus won’t infect you, but it gives your immune system the information it needs to protect you.
To find out more and arrange your COVID-19 vaccine, call Montgomery Family Care today or book an appointment by completing the online form.
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