Harrison County Community Hospital Anticipates the Arrival of the COVID-19 Vaccine
Harrison County Community Hospital District (HCCHD) has requested 100 doses of the Moderna (mRNA-1273) COVID-19 vaccine. HCCHD expects to receive their COVID-19 vaccines within the next few weeks. Frontline staff at Harrison County Community Hospital District will be the first to receive the vaccine, this includes those on the frontlines with a high risk of exposure and the potential to transmit the virus to others at higher risk.
About the Moderna (mRNA-1273) COVID-19 Vaccine:
The Moderna vaccine is a 2-dose vaccine that will be given at least 28 days apart. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, mRNA vaccines do not use the live virus that causes COVID-19. The vaccine CANNOT give someone COVID-19. After receiving an mRNA vaccine, some will experience side effects especially after the 2nd dose including fever, headache, and/or muscle aches.
The COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you from COVID-19. If you receive the COVID-19 vaccine it will help create an immune response in your body against the virus. It may also help keep you from getting severely ill and it can protect your family, your coworkers, and community. Receiving the COVID-19 vaccine is the safest way to build protection against the virus. The combination of getting vaccinated and following CDC recommendations offer the best protection from COVID-19. CDC recommends covering your nose and mouth with a mask, avoid close contact, maintain social distancing, clean regularly, and routinely wash your hands.
Facts about COVID-19 mRNA vaccines:
- None of the COVID-19 vaccines use the live virus that causes COVID-19.
- People may experience side effects; this is a sign that your body is building immunities.
- It takes a few weeks for the body to build immunities after vaccination.
- COVID-19 mRNA vaccines will not cause you to test positive on COVID-19 tests.
- People who have gotten sick with the virus that causes COVID-19, may still benefit from the vaccine because reinfection is possible.
What to expect before, during, and after COVID-19 vaccination:
- Learn about COVID-19 vaccines (CDC website).
- See if COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for you.
- Read the fact sheet that tells you about the specific COVID-19 vaccine you receive.
- Receive a vaccination record card.
- With most COVID-19 vaccines, you will need two shots.
- Expect some side effects.
- Enroll in v-safe, a digital app to report any side effects.
- Continue using all the measures to protect yourself.
To learn more COVID-19 vaccination please visit, https://www.cdc.gov or contact your primary care physician.