Notes updated as of May 5, 2021.
COVID-19 has been an incredibly difficult disease which has impacted all American's lives to some degree. We encourage our patients to take all reasonable measures to protect themselves, their families, and their communities.
Updated information on strategies to reduce infection risk can be found on the CDC website, www.cdc.gov. Please check regularly as we learn more about this disease, the long-haul symptoms, and possible future variants.
Immunity will make an enormous difference in our country's future health. Currently, there are several vaccines that dramatically reduce your risk of getting or giving COVID-19. They are safe, effective, and have been taken by hundreds of millions of Americans. This is our greatest chance to reign in the pandemic, save lives, and return to our next normal.
Concern about a new vaccine is also understandable, especially given the past year. If you have any concerns, please talk to your provider about why they and their families chose to take the vaccine.
The CDC website above has updated scientific data for your review. In addition, all major physician organizations such as the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, have website information available with their recommendations to vaccinate for COVID-19.
Thank you for helping us keep our patients, our staff, and our community more healthy.