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Face masks required in all clinics and facilities

Out of concern for our patients, the public and our employees, face masks are required in all clinics and facilities. We encourage social distancing and good hand hygiene in keeping with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. WellMed CARES about the safety and health of the communities in which we serve. We reserve the right to enforce this policy and other COVID-19 health and safety protocols in all of our clinics.

List of statewide public COVID-19 vaccination sites available

A list of public COVID-19 vaccination sites throughout Texas is available courtesy of the CDC. Please visit vaccines.gov/search/ (Opens in new window) to find a list of locations offering the COVID-19 vaccine.

Eligible individuals can receive a vaccine at these locations, regardless of where they reside. Check for appointment availability through the registration website or by calling if a website is not available.

Forms available for Texas residents missing COVID-19 vaccine card

The City of San Antonio is providing online Adult Consent and Record Request forms for Texas residents who are missing their COVID-19 vaccine card or general immunization records. These forms can be submitted to the Texas Department of State Health Services via fax or mail.

Visit sanantonio.gov/Health/HealthServices/Immunizations/ImmunizationRecords (Opens in new window) for more information and to download a copy of these forms. Both forms must be submitted to obtain adult immunization records.

Face masks required in all clinics and facilities

Out of concern for our patients, the public and our employees, face masks are required in all clinics and facilities. We encourage social distancing and good hand hygiene in keeping with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. WellMed CARES about the safety and health of the communities in which we serve. We reserve the right to enforce this policy and other COVID-19 health and safety protocols in all of our clinics.

List of statewide public COVID-19 vaccination sites available

A list of public COVID-19 vaccination sites throughout Florida is available courtesy of the CDC. Please visit vaccines.gov/search/ (Opens in new window) to find a list of locations offering the COVID-19 vaccine.

Eligible individuals can receive a vaccine at these locations, regardless of where they reside. Check for appointment availability through the registration website or by calling if a website is not available.

Face masks required in all clinics and facilities

Out of concern for our patients, the public and our employees, face masks are required in all clinics and facilities. We encourage social distancing and good hand hygiene in keeping with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. WellMed CARES about the safety and health of the communities in which we serve. We reserve the right to enforce this policy and other COVID-19 health and safety protocols in all of our clinics.

List of statewide public COVID-19 vaccination sites available

A list of public COVID-19 vaccination sites throughout New Mexico is available courtesy of the CDC. Please visit vaccines.gov/search/ (Opens in new window) to find a list of locations offering the COVID-19 vaccine.

Eligible individuals can receive a vaccine at these locations, regardless of where they reside. Check for appointment availability through the registration website or by calling if a website is not available.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there transportation options to get me to a vaccination site?

San Antonio’s VIA Metropolitan Transit is currently offering complimentary transportation until further notice for those with a confirmed COVID-19 vaccination appointment: https://www.viainfo.net/2021/04/06/via-continues-fare-free-trips-to-covid-19-vaccination-sites/ (Opens in new window).

Is it safe?

You cannot get COVID-19 from the vaccine. It contains no virus whatsoever (live, dead, or even virus particles). It contains the instructions that tell your body to make a protein that “looks” like the SARS-CoV-2 virus protein to trick your body into creating antibodies that fight the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19. Vaccine trials have shown a 90%-95% protection rate and very robust immune response one to two weeks after the second dose. Please visit wellmedhealthcare.com/vaccine/ for more information on the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Who needs an additional COVID-19 vaccine?

The CDC is currently recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose. This includes people who have:

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response

Please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/immuno.html (Opens in new window) for more information on receiving a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Like any medical decision, you are encouraged to consult with your doctor before obtaining the vaccine.

Can you let the public know of updates via other channels?

Currently, we are providing all of our COVID-19-related updates via wellmedhealthcare.com/vaccine/, WellMed’s Facebook page (Opens in new window) and local media outlets. Please continue to visit these sources for the latest COVID-19 vaccine information.

Why should you get the COVID-19 vaccine?

The vaccine can help lower your chances of getting COVID-19. The vaccine can help stop the pandemic. The vaccine protects you and those around you.

Who can get the COVID-19 vaccine?

There is a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines. So, certain groups can get the vaccine early.

See recommendations from the CDC

A message from Chairman and CEO Dr. George Rapier

Our chairman and CEO Dr. George Rapier recommends that you get the COVID-19 vaccine. We at WellMed care about your health. Make plans to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

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A message from Flaco Jimenez

Be like Flaco Jimenez! Get vaccinated, wear a mask and stay safe!

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The safety of WellMed/USMD/Optum Florida patients continues to be our first priority. Deciding to receive a vaccine for COVID-19 is a personal choice. Like any medical decision, you are encouraged to consult with your doctor before obtaining the vaccine.

The Vaccine

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is given via two doses 21 days apart. This vaccine is recommended for people 12 years and older.

The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is given via two doses 28 days apart. This vaccine is recommended for people 18 years and older.

The Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine is given via one dose. This vaccine is recommended for people 18 years and older.

If you get the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, it is critical that both the first and second dose are from the same manufacturer. If you miss the second dose, you should receive the second shot as soon as possible. You do not need to restart the entire series.

Vaccine Booster

The CDC recommends a single booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. This booster is to be administered at least six months after the second dose and is recommended for the following populations:

  • People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster.
  • People aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster.
  • People aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster.
  • People aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster.

A list of underlying health conditions that places individuals at increased risk of COVID-19 may be found at cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-medical-conditions.html(Opens in new window).

These recommendations only apply to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at this time.

Monoclonal Antibody Infusion

Monoclonal antibodies are used to treat patients with COVID-19. The treatments are laboratory-made proteins that mimic the immune system’s ability to fight off viruses. Using this treatment early may lead to better outcomes.

Eligibility

Individuals must meet all criteria below to be eligible for monoclonal antibody therapy.

  • 12 years of age and older
  • Weight of at least 88 pounds
  • Test positive for COVID-19 and are experiencing mild or moderate symptoms
  • Experienced symptom onset within the last 10 days
  • High risk for severe illness or hospitalization from COVID-19 (over age 65, obesity, pregnancy, diabetes, immunosuppressive disease or treatment, etc. For a complete list, please visit www.cdc.gov.)

Vaccination Is Still Recommended

Monoclonal antibody treatments are NOT replacements for vaccination. However, people who have never been or have not been fully vaccinated should wait 90 days after receiving monoclonal antibody treatment before receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Like the COVID-19 vaccination, there is no cost for monoclonal antibody treatment. It may be offered as an at-home treatment in certain areas.

If you have questions, please speak with your health care provider.

Vaccine Side Effects

Mild to moderate injection site pain is common.

After vaccination, some people may experience symptoms for 24-48 hours. These symptoms may include soreness at the injection site, fatigue, headache, muscle aches, chills, joint pain, and low-grade fever. The symptoms most often occur on the day after the injection. These symptoms may be similar to those experienced after the shingles vaccine but are not a sign of SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Most of the symptoms are mild, and resolve quickly after 24 to 48 hours. We will be providing some recommendations for over-the-counter therapy after the vaccine is administered.

Safety

You cannot get COVID-19 from the vaccine. It contains no virus whatsoever (live, dead, or even virus particles). It contains the instructions that tell your body to make a protein that “looks” like the SARS-CoV-2 virus protein to trick your body into creating antibodies that fight the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19.

Taken with other vaccines

We do not recommend that you receive any other vaccines at the same time you are vaccinated for COVID-19. Our current recommendation is that you wait for 14 days after receiving your COVID vaccine before receiving another type of vaccination.

Getting vaccine after having COVID-19

Yes, you should get the vaccine, even if you had the virus, as it will give you even more protection. However, since re-infection is unlikely to occur in the first 90 days after an infection, we are asking that you wait until 90 days have passed after having tested positive to obtain the vaccine.

Need to continue masking/social distancing

Even after getting the vaccine, you will still have to wear a mask and social distance. Although you will have some protection after the vaccine, you may still be able to pass the virus on to others who are not protected. All protocols regarding masking and social distancing will still be in place until the pandemic improves globally, as per CDC recommendations.

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