HOW IS CNAHSI APPROACHING COVID-19
We are continuing to closely monitor the “Coronavirus Disease 2019” (COVID-19). Each patient is reminded of the following:
- Wash your hands frequently with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds
- Use alcohol-based hand sanitizers if hand washing is not possible
- Cover your mouth and nose with tissue, or cough or sneeze into your elbow
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands whenever you sneeze, and discard used tissues in the trash
- Avoid people who are sick with respiratory symptoms
- Participate in social distancing
FAMILY HEALTH CENTER COVID-19 GUIDELINES
- All patients, visitors, and staff must wear masks
- During appointments, no more than one guest per patient is allowed
- All patients are being screened for symptoms and possible COVID-19 exposure before entering our facilities
- All waiting areas are arranged for social distancing
- Enhanced cleaning of exam rooms and equipment after each patient is conducted.
COVID-19 VACCINES NOW AVAILABLE!
"Getting back to what we love"
Effective April 5, 2021, all people ages 16 and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in the state of Alabama. At our community clinics, all people ages 18 and older are eligible to receive the Moderna vaccine. If you want want an appointment, please sign-up below or call us at 256-562-0344.
COVID-19 Vaccines are
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
You will recieve two Moderna vaccine doses, 1 month (28 days) apart.
Yes, we are setting up vaccine appointments for all interested persons that sign-up on our waiting list. As soon as we have an available vaccine appointment, we will contact you.
All COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing COVID-19, hospitalizations and death. By getting vaccinated, you are reducing your risk of disease, hospitalization, severe complications, and even death. Reducing the risk of disease also prevents the health care system from being overwhelmed.
After getting vaccinated, you may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. The most common side effects are pain and swelling in the arm where you received the shot. In addition, you may have fever, chills, tiredness, and headache. These side effects should go away in a few days.
Persons ages 16 and over are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. You must be 18 years old to receive the Moderna vaccine.
Yes, if you are trying to become pregnant now or want to get pregnant in the future, you may get a COVID-19 vaccine when one is available to you.
There is currently no evidence that COVID-19 vaccination causes any problems with pregnancy, including the development of the placenta. In addition, there is no evidence that fertility problems are a side effect of any vaccine, including COVID-19 vaccines.
Like all vaccines, scientists are studying COVID-19 vaccines carefully for side effects now and will continue to study them for many years
No. None of the authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines or COVID-19 vaccines currently in development in the United States contain the live virus that causes COVID-19. This means that a COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19.
COVID-19 vaccines teach our immune systems how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. Sometimes this process can cause symptoms, such as fever. These symptoms are normal and are signs that the body is building protection against the virus that causes COVID-19. Learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work.
It typically takes a few weeks for the body to build immunity (protection against the virus that causes COVID-19) after vaccination. That means it’s possible a person could be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 just before or just after vaccination and still get sick. This is because the vaccine has not had enough time to provide protection.
It can be difficult to know which sources of information you can trust. Before considering vaccine information on the Internet, check that the information comes from a credible source and is updated on a regular basis. Learn more about finding credible vaccine information.
If you have had any allergic reaction to any of the ingredients in the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (such as polyethylene glycol), you should not get an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. You should consult with your primary care provider about your options. Even if you f you aren’t able to get an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, you may still be able to get a different type of COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more.
No. The federal government does not mandate (require) vaccination for people. Additionally, CDC does not maintain or monitor a person’s vaccination records. Whether a state or local government or employer, for example, can require or mandate COVID-19 vaccination is a matter of state or other applicable lawexternal icon. Please contact your state government or employer if you have other questions about COVID-19 vaccination mandates.
No. None of the authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines cause you to test positive on viral tests, which are used to see if you have a current infection. Neither can any of the COVID-19 vaccines currently in clinical trials in the United States.
If your body develops an immune response to vaccination, which is the goal, you may test positive on some antibody tests. Antibody tests indicate you had a previous infection and that you may have some level of protection against the virus. Experts are currently looking at how COVID-19 vaccination may affect antibody testing results.