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Vaccine News2021-01-20T12:36:58-06:00

The Baptist Home will be offering the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine to help prevent Coronavirus Disease 2019 to all residents and staff. The Moderna Vaccine is a two-step series. For additional information on this vaccine, please Click here for a fact sheet.

Vaccine Schedules

Arcadia Valley Campus – Initial Clinic, Thursday, December 31st. Most residents and staff will receive their initial vaccine to begin the 2-step series on this date. A Booster Clinic will be held Thursday, January 28th. The Booster Clinic is for those who received the initial vaccine on December 31st and Initial Clinic for those who did not or could not receive their first vaccine. The third and final clinic will be Thursday, February 25th, for those who need their second dose of the vaccine.

Ashland Campus – Initial Clinic, Tuesday, January 5th, available for all campus residents and staff to begin the 2-step series on this date.

Chillicothe Campus – Initial Clinic, Monday, January 18th. Most residents and staff will receive their initial vaccine to begin the 2-step series on this date. A Booster Clinic will be held Monday, February 15th. The Booster Clinic is for those who received the initial vaccine on January 18th and Initial Clinic for those who did not or could  not receive their first vaccine. The third and final clinic will be Monday, March 15th for those who need their second dose of the vaccine.

Ozark Campus – The Ozark campus clinic schedule is as follows:

  • Clinic 1: Tuesday 01/12/21 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The initial injection will be available to all residents and 1/2 of staff.
  • Clinic 2: Tuesday 02/09/21 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The initial injection will be available to all residents not vaccinated during Clinic 1 and remaining 1/2 staff. The second injection will be given to residents and staff that received the initial injection during Clinic 1.
  • Clinic 3: Tuesday 03/09/21 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. The second injection will be given to residents and staff that received the initial injection during Clinic 2.

COVID-19 Vaccine: Answers to Your Questions…

Want a more personal perspective? Click here to listen to The Nursing Home podcast interview with family physician Deborah Gilboa.

Where should I look to get accurate information?2020-12-12T15:18:28-06:00

It is important to get information from reliable sources (CDC, AMDA, FDA, MO DHSS, medical directors, providers) Social media is full of misinformation and opinions on that misinformation.

Here are some links to reputable sources:

 

 

Can an employer require staff to be vaccinated?2020-12-12T15:11:10-06:00

Yes.

Healthcare employers can require vaccination as a prerequisite for new and continued employment. Traditionally, exceptions have been made for medical reasons and/or personal and established religious grounds. In an unprecedented public health crisis, state and federal law may modify or remove these exemptions.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, our residents have surrendered many rights–including family, friends, and church visitation. The vaccination process is the best path forward to restore those rights. The Baptist Home strongly encourages all staff to receive the vaccination.

Do I need the vaccine if I already had COVID-19?2020-12-12T15:08:04-06:00

Yes.

  • Even if you have had COVID-19, it is important to get vaccinated. It could give you longer or better protection against the disease.
  • Even if you have positive antibodies, you should get the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • It is safe to get the COVID-19 vaccine even if you have had COVID-19.

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Will I still need to wear a mask?2020-12-12T15:04:46-06:00

Yes!

Similar to other vaccines, a large number of people in the community will need to get vaccinated before transmission drops enough to stop the use of masks.

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When and how long will I be protected by the COVID-19 vaccine?2020-12-12T15:02:29-06:00
  • Most of the vaccines are 2 doses, given 3-4 weeks apart.
  • Protection occurs 1-2 weeks after the second dose.
  • We will most likely not know how long the vaccine will be protective once we receive it. We will know more as more time passes in the current research.
  • May need to have vaccine shots for COVID-19 on a regular basis (like the flu shot).

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How was the vaccine developed so quickly?2020-12-12T14:58:55-06:00

Major reasons the vaccine was developed more quickly than usual include:

  • Global effort with the world’s leading scientists, focused on a single task.
  • Nearly unlimited resources (money, knowledge, manpower, technology).
  • A large pool of diverse adult volunteer trial participants.
  • Rather than eliminating steps from traditional development timelines, steps proceeded simultaneously, such as starting manufacturing of the vaccine at an industrial scale well before the demonstration of vaccine efficacy.

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Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine?2020-12-16T16:31:24-06:00

The vaccine cannot give you COVID-19.

  • Approximately 1 in 10 people will have short-term discomfort, such as fatigue, headache, muscle pain, chills, fever, and pain at injection site after vaccination.
  • These reactions will last for 24-48 hours and are typically more pronounced after the second dose.
  • Side effects mean your body is doing its job and making antibodies. THIS IS GOOD!
  • These side effects are normal, common, and expected.

YOU MUST GET THE SECOND DOSE because the vaccine will not adequately protect you if you only get one dose.

  • It is important to get the SAME VACCINE as the first dose. For example, did you receive a Pfizer vaccine the first dose? Get a Pfizer vaccine for the second as well.

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How effective are the COVID-19 vaccines?2020-12-12T14:20:54-06:00

The vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna have proven efficacy(protection from infection) of 95% to 94.1%, respectively. Depending on the type of vaccination, it may take two doses taken several weeks apart to provide meaningful immunity.

There is similar protection with different race, ethnicity, and age.

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What is the new mRNA technology? Is it dangerous to me?2020-12-12T14:14:56-06:00
  • mRNA technology is new in vaccine production, but it is already being used in cancer treatment. It has been studied for more than 10 years.
  • COVID-19 mRNA vaccines give instructions for our cells to make a harmless piece that looks like the “spike protein” found on the surface of the COVID-19 virus.
  • Our bodies recognize that this protein should not be there, so they build antibodies that will remember how to fight the virus that causes COVID-19 if we are infected in the future.
  • NO, mRNA vaccines cannot give you COVID-19.
  • NO, mRNA vaccines will not change your DNA.
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Why Should We Trust the COVID-19 Vaccine?2020-12-12T14:07:25-06:00
  • The FDA is using the same strict and rigorous standards for vaccine approval that it has for decades.
  • No steps in the vaccine development process were skipped.
  • The results from the vaccine trials were evaluated and reviewed by two independent advisory committees, neither of which have any conflict of interest or are associated with vaccine manufacturers.
    • The Vaccine and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee that advises the FDA.
    • The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices that advises the CDC.
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Are the COVID-19 Vaccines Safe?2020-12-12T14:08:03-06:00

We understand that some of you may be concerned about the safety of these new vaccines.

  • Safety is the most important priority in obtaining vaccine approval.
  • The speed with which these vaccines were developed was not due to taking shortcuts or skipping critical steps in the development process.
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have evaluated these vaccines using the same strict standards and rigorous testing for safety and efficacy as for other vaccines.
  • Most side effects occur within 6 weeks of vaccination. To be more cautious, the FDA required 8 weeks of safety monitoring of the COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Monitoring the safety will continue as the vaccine is distributed to the public.
  • Two independent advisory committees who have no association with vaccine manufacturers are reviewing the results.
  • The vaccines have been safely tested in tens of thousands of people, including older adults. To assess safety, the FDA typically advises that a minimum of 3,000 participants are included in the trial. The current COVID-19 vaccine trials included 30,000 to 50,000 participants.
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