2020 has been a challenging year for all of us. Humanity faced a common enemy: the Corona virus and the illness it brought with it, COVID19. We adapted to a new normal, of social distancing, extra hand washing, sanitizing and sneeze-guards everywhere. Many of us got creative with our newest fashion accessory: the ubiquitous facemask!
As a community we were called upon to join together to protect each other from this virus. We answered that call at CKHC by putting in protocols to protect our patients, physicians and staff. We will continue to protect each other as this fight isn't over. Staying vigilant is required for stopping the spread, even as the vaccines are being rolled out. That means continuing what you’ve been doing to protect yourself and our community!
You many have questions about the vaccine:
Generally speaking, we at CKHC support the CDC's recommendation that all people that can receive the vaccine, should receive the vaccine. But this is a general statement not meant for you specifically. Every individual patient has their own health profile that must be taken into consideration by your primary doctor before giving the final answer.
We will not be administering the vaccine at CKHC, as we do not have the storage required to house it. All your questions should be directed to your primary care physician. In the coming months local drugstores and hospitals could be a valuable resource for finding a place to receive your vaccine, so please check out those places.
As the vaccines are rolled out across the country, and indeed the world, we can all start to feel a sense of relief. Hope is on the horizon. We just have to continue to love, value and respect our communities, family and friends while we venture into 2021.
Be well. Stay safe.
Your CKHC Family
Cleveland Kidney & Hypertension Consultants Inc. provides distinguished, superior medical care. We specialize in kidneys, hypertension, ESRD and dialysis. We collaborate closely with the best doctors in Cleveland, for a comprehensive approach to your total well being.