Covid-19 Vaccine offered at Immediate Care of Oklahoma
If you have had COVID-19, your immunity will start to weaken over time and leave you vulnerable to reinfection. We suggest booking an appointment with one of our specialists. For more information, call us. We have convenient locations to serve you in Oklahoma City, OK.
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How long does it take to build up immunity to COVID-19 after receiving the vaccine?
Should I get vaccinated against COVID-19?
How do you build immunity against COVID-19?
What do we know about immunity from COVID-19?
The vaccine for COVID-19 is available at Immediate Care of Oklahoma. If you have been wondering if this is right for you, we can help you make that decision. The vaccine can help you from getting ill and it can protect those around you.
The Pfizer and Astra-Zeneca COVID-19 vaccines require that you get the two shots for the best immune response. It is stated that you will start to have partial protection within 12 days after the first shot. This partial protection is thought to be short-lived. The second shot encourages the body to build stronger immunity against COVID-19. A person may not have the full protection of the second shot for 7-14 days after it is received. Since this is the case, you can still become ill shortly after getting the second shot. It is best to continue safe practices after you have received your shots.
Here are some things to consider when trying to decide if you should get vaccinated against COVID-19.
1. The COVID-19 vaccine was developed quickly and carefully tested for safety.
2. The side effects of the COVID vaccine are temporary and do not indicate that you are ill.
3. Getting the vaccine can help prevent you from becoming ill.
4. The vaccine was tested on a diverse population to ensure that it was safe and effective.
5. If you have allergies, you are probably safe getting vaccinated. Check with your doctor about this.
6. People of color are more vulnerable to serious COVID-19.
7. If you have had COVID-19, getting vaccinated increases your protection.
8. Getting vaccinated helps other people you come in contact with.
9. More people being vaccinated helps everything get back to normal.
10. Getting vaccinated sooner allows for your own personal protection. It also helps the community to be protected and slows the development of variants.
The best way to decide if you should get vaccinated is to get the information you need. Do your research; questions are important. Getting the right answers from reputable sources will make the decision easier. Talk to the doctors and staff at Immediate Care of Oklahoma. They help provide you with a better understanding of what is right for you.
Herd immunity is part of the popular conversation. This occurs when a large portion of the population has become immune to a disease. The ability of the disease to spread when herd immunity is reached becomes unlikely.
Herd immunity is reached when enough people have recovered from a disease and have antibodies against future infection. Achieving natural herd immunity against COVID-19 is highly unlikely. Getting COVID-19 offers a natural level of immunity, but the immunity is not permanent.
Since reinfection is possible with COVID-19, it is recommended that people get vaccinated if they have had the infection or not. The vaccine may offer better protection than getting sick. A study has shown that people who have gotten ill and have not gotten vaccinated are more than twice as likely to become reinfected than people who have been vaccinated.
Herd immunity can also be achieved when enough people get vaccinated. When they have a lower ability to transmit the disease, it will decline. Unlike the method of natural infection, vaccines create immunity without the complications that come with a large group of people who become ill. Vaccines have been the most successful means of creating herd immunity.
Immunity happens when you develop the ability to not become infected. This can materialize by becoming ill or getting the vaccine.
We know that natural immunity will diverge from person to person. In some diseases, such as measles, if you have gotten it, you are very unlikely to get it again. It is different from COVID-19. Studies are starting to indicate that immunity will decrease over time with the vaccine, as well. But it does not weaken as fast as natural immunity, The case for boosters to COVID-19 grows as we learn more about the disease. Schedule an appointment online through our website or give us a call at one of our locations and we will book you in today at Immediate Care of Oklahoma! We serve patients from West Moore OK, Norman (HealthPlex) OK, Norman (24th) OK, Edmond OK, Yukon OK, I-240 & Sooner RD OK, Tecumseh OK, and Bethany OK.
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