All of us at San Diego Family Care are working hard to help everyone in our communities live happy and healthful lives! This vision is more important now during the COVID-19 pandemic than ever before. That's why we're actively putting plans and procedures in place to distribute vaccines to those in need when we receive them from the San Diego County Health Department.
We are now scheduling appointments for our patients to receive the COVID vaccinations based on guidelines identified by county officials. Visit the website below to determine your eligibility to receive the COVID vaccine. If you are in the eligible group, a patient of San Diego Family Care, and wish to receive the COVID vaccination CONTACT US to schedule your appointment.
Please know that we are distributing all the vaccines we receive as quickly and safely as possible and will text or call you when it’s your turn to get it. This could take several weeks. There’s no need to contact us ahead of time. You can be a big help by limiting your calls to our facilities for other medical issues to keep the phone lines open. In the meantime, you can get the latest information on our COVID-19 vaccination efforts by continuing to visit this webpage.
The CDC continues to recommend these everyday preventive actions:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick or experiencing symptoms.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
- CDC recommends that people wear masks in public settings, like on public and mass transportation, at events and gatherings, and anywhere they will be around other people.
- Masks may help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others.
- Masks are most likely to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used by people in public settings.
- Masks should NOT be worn by children under the age of 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
- Masks with exhalation valves or vents should NOT be worn to help prevent the person wearing the mask from spreading COVID-19 to others (source control).
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
COVID-19 VACCINE Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
A vaccine is a product that stimulates your immune system to produce antibodies, exactly like it would if you were exposed to the disease. After getting vaccinated, you develop immunity to that disease, without having to get the disease first. This is what makes vaccines such powerful medicine. Unlike most medicines, which treat or cure diseases, vaccines prevent them.
You can reduce your risk of infection, disease, hospitalization, severe complications, and even death by getting vaccinated. The early results for the vaccine clinical trial indicate 74-95% efficacy at preventing COVID-19 symptoms.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the COVID-19 vaccines emergency use in individuals 16 or 18 years of age and older.
Yes. Everyone must continue using all the tools available to help stop this pandemic spread, like covering your mouth and nose with a mask, washing hands often, and staying at least 6 feet away from others.
There will be no cost associated with the COVID-19 vaccine.
Yes. If you’ve tested positive for COVID-19, you are still eligible to receive the vaccine. Per the CDC there is no recommended minimum interval between infection and vaccination. Current evidence suggests the risk of SARS-CoV-2 reinfection is low in the months after the initial infection but may increase with time due to waning immunity. Thus, while vaccine supply remains limited, people with recent documented acute SARS-CoV-2 infection could choose to temporarily delay vaccination.
We recommend speaking with your physician about the risks/benefits of being vaccinated if you are pregnant or currently breastfeeding.
Our vaccinators are trained to administer the COVID-19 vaccine will monitor you for side effects for at least 15 minutes after receiving your vaccine. Any vaccine can cause mild side effects. The ones identified with the COVID-19 vaccine may include, but are not limited to, pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, muscle pain, joint pain, and fever. Of note, more people experienced these side effects after the second dose than after the first dose. In most cases, discomfort from fever or pain is normal. Contact us if redness or tenderness where you got the shot increases after 24 hours or if your side effects are worrying you.