COVID-19 vaccines for friends and family
COVID-19 Vaccines are remarkably effective in preventing serious illness and hospitalization. Since millions have been vaccinated and side effects reported are extremely rare and manageable, it is time for rest of us to get vaccines. We have made it very convenient with friends and family appointments.
You can discuss with us your concerns if any. You can also fill up online questionnaire and get assessed for risks. You can also get your vaccines on Thursday or Friday to recover from any soreness during your weekend!
The friends and family vaccinations are done in batches of 5 or more patients. You can book your whole office staff, your sports team, your buddies from your school or college, your block of neighbors, your PTA friends or your prayer group. If you do not have five in your group, do not worry. You can still book. There are always individual spots to complete the groups of five.
Most common side effect of vaccines are soreness, tiredness, chills, fever, headache for one or two days. Afterwards you will get better. These side effects are way better than getting sick with COVID. The benefit available from vaccines is substantial and hence we advise every eligible patient to take the vaccines now.
There are two kinds of vaccines available in the clinic. Moderna and Janssen. Moderna needs two doses spread over 28 days. Janssen is single dose. You will get immunity after 14 days of taking vaccine.
Your vaccination will reduce your chance, of getting hospitalized due to COVID, to almost one in a million. Both vaccines are equally effective in prevention serious cases of COVID.
We have seen fewer side effects from Janssen compared to Moderna.
Moderna shots can make you really sick for one or two days. But you will recover.
To help you manage this better we do these shots on Thursday and Friday so that you have weekend to recover.
We also stress the need to get every eligible member of your family to get the vaccines and hence request you to book appointments together.
FDA says you must take first available vaccine. However for abundant caution, if you are a women on OCP you may prefer to take Moderna.
Men may prefer to take Janssen.
Book your appointment and please spread the word. Vaccines are free for everyone.