If you’d like to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 and its sometimes severe symptoms, superior medical providers at Living Water Community Health and Wellness Clinic, aka Living Water Clinic, and Clinica Agua Viva with offices in Porterville, Lindsay, and Visalia, California, can help. They offer the COVID vaccine to reduce your risk of serious or life-threatening COVID-19 complications. Call the office to schedule COVID vaccine administration or schedule an appointment online today.
COVID vaccines contain substances your provider injects into your body. These substances work to help your body create antibodies, or immunity, against contracting COVID-19 or getting very sick from the disease. Many COVID vaccines require more than one dose to give you maximum protection from the effects of COVID-19.
COVID vaccines offer many benefits for illness prevention; they reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19. Much like the flu shot, if you do get COVID after being vaccinated, your symptoms are likely to be much less severe.
Because COVID-19 is life-threatening for some people, a COVID vaccine is an important prevention strategy that could save your life — especially if you’re an older adult or have a weakened immune system.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, you’re eligible to receive a COVID vaccine if you are at least five years old. Guidelines are ever-changing, however, and eligibility for booster shots varies.
To find out if COVID vaccines are right for you, Living Water Clinic specialists discuss your medical history, complete a physical exam if needed, and help you make an informed decision about your health.
In addition to COVID vaccines, Living Water Clinic offers other vaccinations, such as flu shots and childhood vaccines, for illness and disease prevention. The practice also provides COVID-19 testing, including antibody tests.
The process of getting a COVID vaccine is a simple, virtually painless process. While you relax, your provider gently inserts a tiny needle into your arm and injects substances that stimulate your body’s antibody production, or immunity, against COVID-19. Receiving a COVID injection takes just a minute or two.
After getting a COVID vaccine, there’s little to no downtime. You may have temporary soreness, swelling, or redness at the injection site. Some people have mild flu-like symptoms for a day or two after getting the vaccine, but every patient is different. Getting multiple doses of a COVID vaccine spaced apart over time gives you the best protection against COVID-19.
To schedule an appointment for a COVID vaccine at Living Water Clinic, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.