While it is true that COVID-19 is still in our midst, continuously infecting and killing people, vaccines are now made available by the government and health organizations. Vaccines, like the Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen, Sinovac, and AstraZeneca, are now being distributed throughout the world to prevent the spread of COVID-19. And the results of the ongoing COVID vaccination are truly promising.
As of this writing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recorded a total of 95,015,762 people who received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 52,614,231 people are fully vaccinated. These numbers are still rising as COVID-19 vaccination is still on the roll.
Although some are skeptical about the effectiveness of these vaccines, studies, tests, and even results from people who already got vaccinated show that COVID-19 vaccines are effective against severe disease and hospitalization. According to Dr. Katherine O’Brien from the World Health Organization, COVID-19 vaccines not only protect us from getting symptoms and developing the disease. They also seem to prevent infections from our upper respiratory tract, and if we get infected after having vaccinated, these vaccines reduce how long we get infected and the volume of the virus in our upper respiratory tract as compared to those who are not vaccinated. All of these effects lead to the reduction of the likelihood of transmitting the virus to others.
Additionally, these vaccines have substantial effectiveness against most of the variants.
With the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination, we still need to follow the health and safety guidelines recommended by health organizations. These include wearing face masks, washing hands properly & frequently for at least 20 seconds, avoiding touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unsanitized hands, maintaining cough etiquette, disinfecting commonly touched surfaces, and observing physical distancing.
As a provider of home health care services in Burke, Virginia, we make sure that all our staff members are fully vaccinated or vaccinated with at least one dose. We also continuously apply strict health and safety measures. This way, we can strengthen our immunity and protection against COVID-19 and keep our patients, their families, and everyone around us safe during contact.
However, we do understand the fear and anxiety one feels when getting care from a healthcare provider or directly to the hospital in this time of the pandemic. If your loved one is afraid to go out to get their needed health care and support because of COVID-19, you need to consider hiring a home health aide to regularly monitor their health status as they stay at home.
Best Health Care Services, LLC’s team of healthcare professionals is readily available to render exceptional skilled nursing services and more to patients at home. Our care professionals are well-trained to carry out various health management tasks to optimize patients’ health and hasten their recovery.
Getting home care services in Virginia has been a necessity for many during this time of the pandemic. Optimizing our health and immunity has never been this crucial.