Covid-19 Symptoms Covid Vaccinations
COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Infected people have had a wide range of symptoms reported – from mild symptoms to severe illness.
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
What To Do if You Have Symptoms
If you have symptoms of the flu or other fever and cough, do NOT come in to the doctor’s office. Supportive care at home with fluids and rest and cough and pain medicine for symptom relief is the only therapy. Do NOT go to work or school until you have recovered completely. Stay away from family members and pets as much as possible – 6 feet away or more is best while wearing a mask. Frequent handwashing is extremely important. Do not go anywhere without wearing a mask. We will write doctor’s excuses as needed.
If you are very ill (with shortness of breath, inability to eat) then you need to be seen at the hospital. Call the emergency department before going to alert them and wear a mask at all times until you are in a germ-control room there.
Consider taking Airborne or Emergenc-C or other zinc and vitamin supplements like Vitamin D daily and get plenty of rest. This epidemic will be self-limiting in time just like SARS, MERS and the flu epidemic of 1917 – we just want everyone to stay as healthy as possible as it runs its course!
We are following all the precautions to keep our office, employees and patients safe . Until Covid is more controlled, we are trying to make most visits virtual with the use of telemedicine appointments.
Well-child visits can be done by telemedicine if you have the ability to weigh and measure your child and provide those to the doctor.
If it is important that you be seen in person or need osteopathic manipulation/prolotherapy/acupuncture/massage, we are still seeing a limited number of patients in the office.
At the top of this page is a link for more information about telemedicine visits and how to sign in for your appointment.
We know you are anxious to get the vaccine and to get back to some semblance of normalcy. We are too. The vaccine program is so new and the medical community is working to overcome a lot of obstacles when it comes to getting vaccine and getting it into the arms of the public. Bear with them.
We are recommending the vaccine unless you have had an allergic reaction to vaccines in the past. Remember, a vaccine doesn't mean you can't get Covid. At this point, it means that your chances of having a very serious case are diminished. You still need to distance and to wear a mask after you get your vaccine!
We will not be giving Covid vaccines in our office.
Currently, the U of M and St. Joe are the local hospitals running vaccine clinics in Ann Arbor. If you don't live in Washtenaw County, check with your local health department.
The vaccine is rolling out in phases. We recommend checking the Washtenaw County Health Department website for the latest information. They've done an excellent job on their website and you can see what phase is currently being vaccinated. If you should meet the requirements for that phase, there is a link on the site that will help you get scheduled. When you click on the link you will be asked a number of questions, one of them is whether your Dr. is affiliated with U of M or St. Joe or in private practice. Our office is a private, independent practice. Click here for the Washtenaw County Health Department Website. Please use this website and do not call them.
We are getting numerous calls each day from people wanting to get their vaccinations as soon as possible due to underlying issues. Unfortunately, we cannot pull any strings to get you vaccinated sooner, it's simply out of our hands.
Don't get discouraged. This is a brand new program and we've been through so much in the past year. We are confident there's a light at the end of the tunnel!