More than 700,000 people in Indiana have gotten at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine. Doctors say there are things you should and should not do before and after you get the shot. Doctors with Beacon Health System explain those in this Eye on Health report.
Women of child-bearing age and new moms, especially those who are breast-feeding, ask whether they should still receive the COVID-19 vaccine when it is their turn. Dr. Tina Jennings, a family physician at Beacon and a new mom, offers her perspective and insights.
As more people receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, more questions are being asked about what to expect. Dr. Tina Jennings talks about the possible side effects and whether we're still at risk of carrying the virus, and spreading it to others, after the second dose of vaccine.
Dr. Dale Patterson, Memorial Hospital Vice President of Medical Affairs, offers updates on COVID-19 and vaccine distribution to people over 65 years of age.
Many of us have questions about the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. When were they developed? How do these mRNA vaccines work? Will they alter my DNA? Are two doses necessary? Dr. Dale Patterson, Vice President of Medical Affairs, Memorial Hospital, answers these and other questions.
The experts describe the effectiveness, possible side effects and timing of the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as answer questions from viewers.
Dr. Samir Patel offers his perspective — as a physician with Radiology, Inc., Beacon Health System board member, community member, and family member — on receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. “I can’t tell you how important it is to get vaccinated,” Dr. Patel said. “We must protect ourselves in order to protect others."
Beacon associates and volunteers cheered after Dr. Michelle Bache received the first COVID-19 vaccine on Friday morning at Elkhart General Hospital.
Dr. Michelle Bache helped make history today as the first recipient of the COVID-19 vaccine at Elkhart General Hospital.
Elkhart General administrators and clinical leaders helped carry the highly anticipated COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine from the loading dock to a special freezer on Thursday morning, as the hospital prepares to give the first vaccinations to frontline workers on Friday.https://youtu.be/aLBqAgxmBzE