COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION
Eixsys Healthcare System has applied to be a distributor of COVID-19 vaccine for established Eixsys patients. We are slowly receiving vaccines for distribution and are working our way through a distribution plan that follows both the State of Texas and CDC guidelines/phases for distribution. Established Eixsys patients will receive notification from us once they are eligible for a vaccine, including appointment information. Only notified patients will be seen, we will NOT take walk-ins at this time. Notification of vaccines will be dependent on vaccine availability.
Eixsys Healthcare System is committed to making the vaccine as accessible as possible – specifically to people most disproportionately affected by COVID-19.
Eixsys Healthcare System is focused on an equitable COVID-19 vaccine distribution and is following strict CDC/DSHS protocols to ensure those who are most vulnerable receive the vaccine as quickly as possible.
COVID-19 vaccines are safe. The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines are safe. All approved COVID-19 vaccines go through testing and clinical trials before they are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for distribution.
The vaccine cannot give you COVID-19. The vaccine does not include the live virus that causes COVID-19. Sometimes the vaccine can cause mild symptoms like pain where you get the shot, fever, chills, headaches or make you feel tired. These symptoms are normal and are a sign that your body is building immunity.
Everyone needs the vaccine – even if you’ve had COVID-19. The best way to stop the pandemic is to take every precaution including getting a vaccine, wearing a mask, washing your hands often, and keeping at least six feet apart from others. When it’s your turn, get the vaccine.
How does the vaccine work? A vaccine prepares your immune system so your body will be ready to fight the virus in case you are exposed. Depending on the vaccine you receive, a second dose is required in 2 – 3 weeks. You will receive a reminder to schedule a second vaccine the same way you received your confirmation about the first dose.
Even when you get the vaccine, keep wearing a mask. Once you get the vaccine, keep wearing a mask, washing your hands, and watching your distance. The vaccine can keep you from getting sick, but you could still get infected with coronavirus. And if you’re infected, you can spread COVID-19 to others.
Vaccine supplies are limited. Be patient. There aren’t enough vaccines for everyone right now, but more vaccines are coming. Based on guidelines from the State of Texas, frontline health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities are getting the vaccine first.
Vaccines for Eixsys Healthcare System patients: Eixsys Healthcare System is following State and Federal vaccine guidelines to vaccinate people. Based on these guidelines, established Eixsys patients will be notified when it is their turn to get the vaccine.
President & CEO
Dr. Hachem Dadouch