New Year Message
Covid update #12
Now that 2020 has finally passed, we would like to send a note of gratitude and appreciation to our patients and families. We thank you for your support and loyalty to the practice during these most difficult times. We could not have made it this far without our amazing, dedicated staff and our many wonderful patients and families pulling together. We are now starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel.
With a hearty thanks to all, we continue to operate in an efficient and safe manner and have been able to remain open the entire pandemic. Again, we ask for all to do their part:
– do not come for an injection if you are feeling ill, feverish or have had a recent exposure to Covid
-please leave extra family members who are not patients at home
-take advantage of telemedicine for routine follow up visits or prescription refills
-continue to practice social distancing, we have exam rooms available for those to wait their 30 minutes after an injection
-masks are 100% mandatory 100% of the time in the office
We are pleased to announce that our practice has been approved by the Texas DSHS for vaccine participation! While we welcome this encouraging news, the available vaccine supply is very, very limited.
At this time, all doses have been allocated. We do not have any additional doses at this time for administration. We are following CDC and DSHS guidelines for vaccine eligibility. For now, we cannot offer the vaccine to our general patient population. We are actively compiling a waiting list for those who are interested in receiving a vaccine when more doses are released. At his time, we are only accepting names for those who are already established patients and cannot accept names of those who have not been seen previously at our practice.
For vaccine waiting list: email patient name, date of birth and underlying medical conditions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Again please only contact us for wait list only if you are an existing patient. The vaccine we received is the Moderna mRNA vaccine. It requires 2 doses and is indicated for ages 18 and up. We are aware that allergic reactions have occurred and many of our patients have allergic risk factors especially our many food allergy patients. Rest assured we have safety protocols in place to properly administer the vaccine in a safe manner. There is a mandatory 15 or 30 minute (depending on patient) waiting period after the injection.
At this time, we do not know if or when we may receive more doses. Please keep posted for updates as the situation continues to be very fluid and changes on a frequent basis.
A safe, healthy and happy new year to all,
Dr. Lieberman, Dr. Parekh and all our wonderful AFAA staff!