Get the Vaccine
Because COVID kills!
Right now we have a lot of folks in our community that have not received the COVID-19 vaccine and at the hospital, we are extremely concerned. Believe it or not, we do understand your hesitation. For most it comes down to tan issues of trust. We get it. These days it’s really difficult to put your trust in anyone. Hopefully, you still trust your local hospital and your local doctors. Together, we are collectively pleading with you to get the vaccine because this virus can be deadly.
The first round of COVID-19 we experienced in 2020 was absolutely devastating, but these new variants of the virus are even worse. The Delta variant is more than twice as contagious as previous variants, and there’s data that suggests it might cause more severe illness. So for that reason alone, we are asking everyone in our community to get the vaccine. It’s safe, it’s free. And it’s your best option to help protect yourself from having a severe reaction. The vaccine may not keep you from getting the virus but simply put, it can help you survive it. Please, call our COVID-19 clinic today and schedule your vaccination. We have two phone lines to better serve you. Call 601-697-5236 or 601-900-0672
Understanding how mRNA Vaccines Work.
Understanding the virus that causes COVID-19. Coronaviruses, like the one that causes COVID-19, are named for the crown-like spikes on their surface, called spike proteins, These spike proteins are ideal targets for vaccines.
What is mRNA? Messenger RNA, or mRNA, is the genetic material that tells your body how to make proteins.
What is in the vaccine? The vaccine is made of mRNA wrapped in a coating that makes delivery easy and keeps the body from damaging it.
*Note: The vaccine DOES NOT contain ANY virus, so it cannot give you COVID-19. It cannot change your DNA in any way.
How does the vaccine work? The mRNA in the vaccine teaches your cells how to make copies of the spike protein. If you are exposed to the real virus later, your body will recognize it and know how to fight it off.
*Note: After the mRNA delivers the instructions, your cells break it down and get rid of it. When your body responds to the vaccine, it can sometimes cause a mild fever, headache, or chills. This is completely normal and a sign that the vaccine is working.
for more information about the COVID-19 vaccines, please visit: cdc.gov/coronavirus/vaccines