Because COVID kills!
The health and wellbeing of this community is always our top priority. Which is why we are asking anyone who has not received the COVID-19 Vaccination, to get the vaccine as soon as possible, because this virus can be deadly.
The first round of COVID-19 we experienced in 2020 was absolutely devastating, but these new variants of the virus are even worse. The Delta variant is more than twice as contagious as previous variants, and there is data that suggests it might cause more severe illness. So for that reason alone, we are asking everyone in our community to get the vaccine. It’s safe. It’s free. It’s also your best defense against the virus. The vaccine may not keep you from getting the virus, but it can help you survive it. Please, call one of our clinics today and schedule your vaccination today. Call Choctaw Medical Clinic at 662-285-9460 or Louisville Medical Clinic at 662-773-7500.
Understanding how mRNA Vaccines Work.
Understanding the virus that causes COVID-19. Coronaviruses, like the one that causes COVID-19, are named for the crown-like spikes on their surface, called spike proteins, These spike proteins are ideal targets for vaccines.
What is mRNA? Messenger RNA, or mRNA, is the genetic material that tells your body how to make proteins.
What is in the vaccine? The vaccine is made of mRNA wrapped in a coating that makes delivery easy and keeps the body from damaging it.
*Note: The vaccine DOES NOT contain ANY virus, so it cannot give you COVID-19. It cannot change your DNA in any way.
How does the vaccine work? The mRNA in the vaccine teaches your cells how to make copies of the spike protein. If you are exposed to the real virus later, your body will recognize it and know how to fight it off.
*Note: After the mRNA delivers the instructions, your cells break it down and get rid of it. When your body responds to the vaccine, it can sometimes cause a mild fever, headache, or chills. This is completely normal and a sign that the vaccine is working.
for more information about the COVID-19 vaccines, please visit: cdc.gov/coronavirus/vaccines