This vision is more important now during the COVID-19 pandemic than ever before. That's why we're actively putting plans and procedures in place to distribute vaccines to those in need when we receive them from the San Diego County Health Department.
We are now scheduling appointments for members of our community and our patients to receive the COVID vaccinations for people 12 years and older.
If you are a Neighborhood patient and web-enabled visit patient vaccine scheduler or call to schedule.
We are partnering with Palomar College for vaccinations at the Polamar College, Escondido Education Center.
To schedule at this vaccine site:
Please know that we are distributing all the vaccines we receive as quickly and safely as possible. You can be a big help by limiting your calls to our facilities for other medical issues to keep the phone lines open. In the meantime, you can get the latest information on our COVID-19 vaccination efforts by visiting this webpage.
A vaccine is a product that stimulates your immune system to produce antibodies, exactly like it would if you were exposed to the disease. After getting vaccinated, you develop immunity to that disease, without having to get the disease first. This is what makes vaccines such powerful medicine. Unlike most medicines, which treat or cure diseases, vaccines prevent them.
You can reduce your risk of infection, disease, hospitalization, severe complications, and even death by getting vaccinated. The early results for the vaccine clinical trial indicate 74-95% efficacy at preventing COVID-19 symptoms.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the COVID-19 vaccines emergency use in individuals 16 or 18 years of age and older.
Yes. Everyone must continue using all the tools available to help stop this pandemic spread, like covering your mouth and nose with a mask, washing hands often, and staying at least 6 feet away from others.
There will be no cost associated with the COVID-19 vaccine.
Yes. If you’ve tested positive for COVID-19, you are still eligible to receive the vaccine. The current CDC recommendations are to postpone vaccination for 90 days after the infection and prioritize those who do not have natural immunity from a previous COVID-19 disease.
We recommend speaking with your physician about the risks/benefits of being vaccinated if you are pregnant or currently breastfeeding.
Our vaccinators are trained to administer the COVID-19 vaccine will monitor you for side effects for at least 15 minutes after receiving your vaccine. Any vaccine can cause mild side effects. The ones identified with the COVID-19 vaccine may include, but are not limited to, pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, muscle pain, joint pain, and fever. Of note, more people experienced these side effects after the second dose than after the first dose. In most cases, discomfort from fever or pain is normal. Contact us if redness or tenderness where you got the shot increases after 24 hours or if your side effects are worrying you.
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