Covid-19 Vaccines Received

Posted: February 16, 2021 | Revised: February 16, 2021

Thanks to scientific breakthroughs and a nationwide effort, every surgeon at Vascular & Vein Center has received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Now, we’re encouraging you to do the same — especially if you’re elderly or immunocompromised — via CDC-recommended Pfizer – BioNTech or Moderna. It’s an extra layer of protection against a highly contagious virus and, therefore, will significantly reduce the chances of systemic illness and death. 

Vaccine Fast Facts 

Our vascular team can confirm that both injections have a low risk of side effects, with the most common ones being a sore arm and fever. From December 14th to the 23rd, only 21 cases of anaphylaxis were reported, following more than 1.8 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine, and 71 percent of those cases occurred with 15 minutes of receiving the vaccine. All it takes is some paperwork, identification and a 30-minute observation. 

According to the CDC, it can take a few post-vaccination weeks for the body to build immunity against the coronavirus. Even after the vaccination, wearing masks, social distancing and practicing good hygiene are vital, because you may still be exposed, infected or carry the virus that causes COVID-19 — even if you do not show symptoms. 

Remember, this vaccine is safe, as it has gone through the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history. So, if enough people in one area are vaccinated, the disease is far less likely to spread, also protecting those who cannot be vaccinated. 

Meanwhile, the CDC is learning how new COVID strains impact the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine and will continue to provide updates. 

Continued Precautions 

Vascular & Vein Center is continuing to do our part to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Practice precautions include:

  • Reducing crowds in waiting rooms and clinical areas 
  • Taking each staff member’s temperature every day 
  • Sanitizing all rooms between visits 
  • Wearing masks 
  • Offering online vein screenings and tele-health visits 

As we continue to navigate this most unique circumstance, if you have any questions, please call us at (239) 939-1767.