Arrival of the COVID VACCINE

Fordland ClinicCovid-19, Healthcare

Getting vaccinated is one of many steps you can take to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.  Protection from COVID-19 is critically important because for some people it can cause severe illness or death. Stopping a pandemic requires using all the tools available. Vaccines work with your immune system so your body will be ready to fight the virus if … Read More

Covid-19 Testing

Fordland ClinicCovid-19, Healthcare

Antibodies (blood test): Do not get tested for antibodies (the SARS-CoV-2 IgG test) until 4 full weeks AFTER you have had Covid or suspect that you have had Covid. It may take a full 4 weeks for this test to be accurate. This test is not used to diagnose a current infection with Covid. A negative test is 100% accurate … Read More

What Is The Difference Between Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19?

Fordland ClinicCovid-19, Healthcare

Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a new coronavirus (called SARS-CoV-2) and flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses. Because some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, it may be hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone, … Read More

Covid-19 testing at Fordland Clinic

Fordland ClinicCovid-19, News

To prevent COVID-19 from spreading to family, friends and the community it is recommended that anyone with symptoms or who has been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 be tested. A person does not have to be exhibiting symptoms in order to receive the testing. COVID-19 symptoms include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, … Read More