To our Community,
We have seen a setback in recent weeks due to the variant of the COVID-19 virus. The variant of COVID-19 is now circulating in the United States and causing surging numbers of infections and hospitalizations. Scientists are discovering the strains can spread more easily than previous strains of the virus. Currently available vaccines have shown protection against serious illness and hospitalization from the variant. In fact, two doses of Pfizer or Moderna have greater than 95% protection against needing hospitalization.
Currently, Camarena Health is scheduling COVID-19 vaccinations for patients 5 and older and boosters for patients 12 and older. Vaccination will be scheduled during the week and require an appointment.
Call (559) 664-4000 to schedule your appointment today.
When receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, please note:
Everyone ages 5 and older
We are happy to serve the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to those ages 5 and older, and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to those ages 18 and older. COVID-19 booster vaccines are for those ages 12 and older.
If you are needing the COVID-19 vaccine
Call Camarena Health
To schedule an appointment today.
About the COVID-19 Vaccine
Camarena Health is currently administering the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines and booster. These vaccines have been proven to be highly effective at preventing COVID-19 infection and the complications that could develop as a result of the COVID-19 virus. The vaccines are not a live virus. It is an inactivated form of the virus. The vaccine triggers the immune defense system to learn what COVID-19 genetically looks like so that if the body were to be exposed to the actual COVID-19 virus it would know what to do and how to fight it. It requires two doses 21 days (Pfizer) or 28 days (Moderna) apart and a booster.
COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions
We don’t really know yet how long someone is protected against COVID-19 after they’ve had it, this is why it’s recommended to still get the COVID-19 vaccine.
There can be short-term, mild or moderate side effects that get better on their own without complications, usually within 1-2 days. This means the vaccine is working to get your immunity against COVID-19 going!
While the vaccine may prevent you from getting sick, we don’t know if you can still carry and transmit the virus to other people, so it’s best to continue to wear a mask until we know for sure.
This is completely false. While some people may develop mild to moderate side effects, these are possible any time you get a vaccine and are not considered serious or life-threatening. And though it is true that many people who get the virus don’t die from it, we are seeing large numbers of long-term complications in those that got it. The vaccine can help prevent this.
You cannot get a COVID-19 infection from the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine is not a live virus. It triggers your immune system to be ready for if you actually get exposed to the COVID-19 virus.
There is no microchip, or tracking device, or any other type of device that will be implanted in your body.
Current mRNA COVID-19 vaccines do not require the use of fetal tissue in the production process.
COVID-19 vaccines have not been linked to infertility or miscarriage. Many pregnant women have become infected with COVID-19 and there is no evidence of increased miscarriage rates in them, and the same immune response in these women would be the same response seen with the vaccine.
Neither the Pfizer nor the Moderna vaccines contain egg.
Both Pfizer and Moderna have reported that their vaccines contain no preservatives.
The speed with which the vaccine was developed was due to pharmaceutical companies heavily investing resources into developing a vaccine that would have world-wide impact due to the pandemic. The safety had to be approved by the FDA and the Advisory Committee on Immunization.