Keeping You Safe and Protected

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ConcertoCare team has diligently followed health and safety protocols to keep staff and patients safe as we continue to provide vital in-home care to our pa tients. We are thankful that FDA-approved vaccines are now available to protect all of us from the virus that causes COVID-19. Everyone 12 years and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine we encour age you to receive yours if you haven't already. Even individuals who have had COVID-19 are encouraged to get the vaccine to protect against possible reinfection or new variants of the virus.

Vaccination Information

The COVID-19 vaccine is free. Although ConcertoCare is not currently administering vaccines, we can assist you in scheduling your appointment. The White House, in partnership with Uber and Lyft, is offering free rides to and from most vaccination sites. Information on how to access free rides is available here (Uber) and here (Lyft). In addition, here are several helpful resources to schedule in-home appointments in the following areas :

For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, or speak to your ConcertoCare clinicians at your next visit.

Ongoing Safety Practices

For everyone's continued safety, ConcertoCare performs health screenings for staff and patients before all in-person visits. If a patient tests positive for COVID-19, we follow CDC guidelines to care for the patient and help prevent spread of the virus throughout the household. Symptoms of COVID-19 can be mild, moderate or severe. The ConcertoCare team is trained and ready to support the needs of each individual patient.

A Word of Thanks

ConcertoCare would like to recognize and thank the entire healthcare community, including our team of dedicated caregivers, for their hard work and compassion throughout this unprecedented pandemic. We have all been impacted by the overwhelming loss. Yet, we are uplifted by the continued perseverance and signs of hope. We look forward to the time when everyone can safely gather with family and friends again.

FAQs

Q. What is the cost of the COVID-19 vaccine?

A. The vaccine is covered under your health insurance plan and available free to individuals without an insurance plan.

Q: What are the risks of getting the COVID-19 vaccine?

A: The most common side effects are mild. They include pain, swelling or redness at the injection site; chills; tiredness; headache; muscle pain; fever; and nausea. They should subside within a few days and are normal signs that your body is building protection against the virus. For more information on vaccine risks, visit https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19 or speak with your health care provider.

Q: Who should not get vaccinated?

A: You should not get the COVID-19 vaccine if you have had a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to any ingredient of the COVID-19 vaccine. If you have any concerns or questions about a possible allergic reaction, speak with your health care provider before getting the vaccine. You should also speak to your provider before getting the vaccine if you are immunocompromised, are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, or currently breastfeeding.

Q: How does the COVID-19 vaccine work?

A: COVID-19 vaccines help our bodies develop immunity or protection against the virus. The vaccines contain harmless material from the virus that teaches our body to recognize COVID-19 and effectively fight it if we are exposed or infected in the future. The vaccine does not contain the live virus that causes COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) and cannot give you COVID-19.

Q. Will I still need to wear a face mask and socially distance after I receive the vaccine?

A: According to CDC guidelines, fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. Please refer to your local public health website for the latest updates. impact on the spread of the virus.


Additional Resources

The CDC website contains helpful information researched, written and approved by experts. Your local public health department is another trusted source for updated information regarding COVID-19 vaccines.