How We’re Keeping Our Shallotte Residents Safe with the Covid-19 Vaccination
It’s one of the largest vaccination efforts in American history, and we’re playing a role in it.
Latest COVID-19 Updates at Coastal Pointe
Most of our residents have been fully vaccinated. In addition, residents are now able to participate in communal activities.
Our visitations currently are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. scheduled in designated rooms and outside space.
For unscheduled visits, we are opened for families to walk in from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. These hours may expand in the latter part of May or June.
The unscheduled visits can be in the resident’s room as long as they do not have a roommate. If the resident is fully vaccinated, they can also have close contact with the families.
In addition, we are consistently following all safety protocols, following the stringent guidelines from DHSR, the Centers for Disease Control, and Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services. We’re also regularly COVID testing all our employees.
As always, we use personal protective equipment (PPE), and our employees have undergone additional infection control training. We’re still utilizing the best precautions for visits.
Do you have all the information you need on the COVID vaccine? We’ve got some important news you can use.
FAQs About the COVID Vaccine in Shallotte, NC
We know you probably have a lot of questions. We’ve gathered some useful answers from the Centers for Disease Control.
Are the COVID vaccinations safe?
We know there is a lot of misinformation and fear surrounding the pandemic. We want to set the record straight. The FDA—Food and Drug Administration— has reviewed all the clinical trial data. They would only authorize an emergency vaccination if they saw benefits that outweigh potential risks.
There’s also been extensive clinical trials which help ensure all safety standards are met.
What’s in the COVID-19 vaccinations?
We want everyone to be aware that both available vaccines do NOT have preservatives, eggs or latex.
We administer the Moderna vaccine.
If I’ve already had COVID-19, do I still need a vaccination?
Yes. There is still a lot we’re learning about COVID-19, and it is possible to get reinfected. That’s why we believe all eligible people should be vaccinated whether or not they’ve had a COVID-19 infection.
When someone recovers from having an infection, they are said to have “natural immunity.” However, the uncertain part is that this natural immunity may vary from person to person. As a result, officials aren’t sure how long this natural immunity lasts.
Research is ongoing, but if you have specific questions, you should speak with your doctor.
What if I have an underlying medical condition?
In many cases, if you have an underlying medical condition, it may be even more important for you to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Those who are in high-risk categories—such as senior citizens, those with compromised immune systems or those with diabetes—can have more severe COVID-19 symptoms.
However, you should be sure that you have not had an immediate allergic reaction to any of the ingredients found in the vaccine.
Do You Have a Question About the Vaccine in Shallotte, NC That Wasn’t Answered Here?
Ongoing developments—including distribution schedules and other information—can be found from the following reliable sources:
The Centers for Disease Control’s COVID-19 vaccination webpage
The Brunswick County COVID-19 informational page
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services page
Most importantly, remember that your doctor is a valuable resource. If you have any questions about the vaccine, he or she will be able to provide you the information you need.
Coastal Pointe: Protecting Our Residents With the COVID-19 Vaccine in Brunswick County
We understand that caring for our residents means much more than providing them with the best in service, food and facilities. It means safeguarding their health at a time of a national health crisis. We’re proud to take the lead to ensure that your loved ones are and remain safe.
We always follow the recommended guidelines from state and national health officials and go the extra mile to ensure the highest quality of care.
If you have questions about living at Coastal Pointe or you want to know more about our modified visitation policies, please contact us.