Taking the Right Steps to Minimize Risk of Exposure | Planning for a Vaccine
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is an agency of the federal government tasked with protecting American citizens by using critical science and health information to respond to public health dangers. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the CDC has consistently made the same recommendations to the public:
- wear a mask;
- stay at least six feet apart from anyone who is not a part of your household;
- don’t go into crowds of people; and
- wash or sanitize your hands often.
The best masks have at least two layers and cover both your mouth and nose. Furthermore, the CDC recommends that you wash your mask at least once a week. A gaiter may be effective but should always have two layers over your face and mouth.
Soap and water is often the best way to get rid of germs and is the preferred method for minimizing the risk of transmitting the virus.
The COVID-19 Vaccine
According to a report in USA Today, approximately 40 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine may be available in the United States by the end of 2020. However, because the vaccine requires two doses, the current plan is to hold back half of the doses in order to administer the second dose to initial recipients. However, many public health officials say a better plan would be to administer most of the vaccines as a first dose, with the expectation that second doses will be ready in time.
According to the CDC, the federal government will manage a centralized system to administer the vaccine, with all vaccines ordered from the CDC. The CDC currently recommends that the first vaccines be made available to healthcare workers and nursing-home/assisted-living residents.
Accident Centers of Texas—Working Hard to Return You to Maximum Health
At Accident Centers of Texas, our goal is to return you to normal health. We see injured patients at eight convenient locations, including Dallas, Pleasant Grove, Oak Cliff, Fort Worth, Arlington, Irving, Garland, and Frisco. If you have an injury or illness and need to see a doctor, we typicallycan schedule an appointment for you the same day you call. Based on your medical condition and treatment required, you may be seen by a highly-experienced and trained nurse practitioner, a chiropractor, or both.
Appointments are available Monday through Thursday, 9:00 A.M.– 7:00 P.M., Friday 9:00 A.M.– 5:00 P.M., and Saturday 10:00 A.M.– 1:00 P.M. If you are unable to drive or don’t have transportation, we will arrange to pick you up and take you back home. To schedule a visit, call us at 214-974-4041 or contact our offices.