COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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  • About the COVID-19 vaccine.

 

My name is Dr. Michael Baron, and I am so excited to be writing this blog.

As the head of the Physicians’ Care Clinic in Decatur, I know that our clinic has worked for the past 29 years to make sure that the residents of DeKalb County stay healthy.

At our most recent Executive Board meeting, the Board committed funds to help promote the COVID-19 vaccination to all DeKalb County residents.  We will be doing Facebook advertisements to encourage everyone to learn more.  You can like our Physician’s Care Clinic, Inc. Facebook page to see the video.

Hesitancy to take one of the COVID-19 vaccines is still widespread; 15 percent of respondents to a recent U.S. Census Bureau survey said they had not gotten a vaccine, and do not plan to.  The survey takers’ top-cited reason for hesitancy was a concern for possible side effects.

It is impossible to catch COVID-19 from the vaccine.  The most common side effect is a sore arm where the shot was administered.

95% of physicians have gotten the vaccine because they know that it is a highly effective way to prevent getting ill from COVID-19.  Doctors know that the vaccine is the ticket to eventually returning to normal activities such as attending weddings, family picnics and dinner with friends.

The COVID-19 vaccinations are free.  They are paid for by the U.S. government.  If anyone asks for money to set up an appointment, that is a scam.  Another scam is selling fake vaccination cards.

The vaccine can be scheduled easily at the DeKalb Board of Health, or most of the local pharmacies now have it available.

Over 3 million Georgians have gotten at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and over 15% of Georgians are fully vaccinated.

While it is up to you whether to get vaccinated, we ask that you become informed about how the COVID-19 vaccine’s benefits greatly outweigh any risks.

Physician’s Care Clinic’s mission is to provide low-income and uninsured adults with access to quality, comprehensive, non-emergency medical care delivered with excellence, compassion and dignity. For more information about Physicians’ Care Clinic services please visit their website at http://www.physicianscareclinic.org/ or give them a call at 404-501-7940.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE COVID-19 VACCINE:

Hotline: 888-357-0169
Website: dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine

Author: Michael Baron, D.O.
Chairman, Board of Directors, Physicians’ Care Clinic

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