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What You Should Know About the COVID Vaccination

As of May 2021, over 200 million people have been vaccinated for the Coronavirus in the United States. Though there are many myths and speculations surrounding the vaccine, there are also facts that the CDC have released regarding the COVID vaccine. These facts include where to get it, and what to expect. Check out what you should know about the COVID-19 vaccine below. Is the COVID vaccine safe? According to the CDC, the COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective! There may be side effects of the vaccine. These side effects that may even cause illness. But studies show that the
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How To Know if You Qualify for the COVID-19 Vaccine

As states and cities across the country expand eligibility for the Coronavirus vaccine, you might be wondering: when will I get the COVID vaccine? How do I qualify? There are a variety of factors that contribute to who qualifies for the COVID -19 vaccine. We at Freedom Home Care have put together a helpful list of questions to assist those looking to get vaccinated determine if they qualify. Read more below. Are you a healthcare or essential worker? The CDC first announced when the vaccine became available, it would be offered to essential workers first. This was recommended because healthcare
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5 Myths About the COVID Vaccine

With the Coronavirus vaccine being distributed, there have been many questions and speculations regarding the safety and accuracy of the serum. Vaccine myths and misconceptions are to be expected and we at Freedom Home Care are here to help by providing you with 5 myths about the COVID vaccine according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. Check out the vaccine myths below. MYTH #1: If I’ve already had COVID-19, I don’t need a vaccine. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, people who have gotten sick from COVID-19 may still benefit from getting the vaccine. Many reports have stated that after someone contracts COVID-19,
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What FHC is Doing to Keep Our Patients Safe

At Freedom Home Care, nothing is more important than keeping our patients safe, especially during the pandemic. We provide a high-quality of care that patients and their loved ones trust. Because our trust is based on transparency, we believe it’s critical to share what we are doing to keep your loved ones safe. Our registered nurses and CNA’s are staying up-to-date on the latest COVID-19 news and protocols, as well as how to care and treat patients who might be diagnosed with COVID-19. At Freedom Home Care we are: Completing risk assessments on our staff to help in determining risk
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Does Vitamin D Help Prevent COVID-19?

We know the benefits of a daily dose of vitamin D, but could this vitamin also help prevent COVID-19? Recently, both the National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization released findings on the possible link between vitamin D and this deadly respiratory disease. One study found that people with vitamin D deficiencies were more likely to test positive for the coronavirus. Other research has pointed to an increase in respiratory failure in people who had COVID-19 in addition to a vitamin D deficiency. While the data is not conclusive and more study is needed, a link between Vitamin
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Tips for Feeling Safe When Visiting Businesses as Illinois Enters Phase 3

As Illinois makes its way into phase three of re-opening the state, there are some important tips on how to prevent you and your loved ones from getting sick when going to newly re-opened businesses, restaurants, and stores. We at Freedom Home Care have listed ways you can feel safe when traveling outside. Check it out below! What you need to know before going out: Stay at home if you are feeling sick or have a high temperature Wear a cloth face covering when going inside establishments or running errands Use social distancing by staying at least 6-feet away from
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Are Alzheimer’s and COVID-19 Linked?

With the recent spread of COVID-19, people are starting to ask, is the Alzheimer’s gene tied to a higher risk of getting coronavirus? Our staff at Freedom Home Care has looked into studies discussing it. From the studies that have been conducted, here is what doctors and universities have to say. The APOE ε4 gene variant that gives people a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s has been found to link to COVID-19. A study showed that carrying two copies of the variant, APOE4, could make people two times as likely to develop a severe form of the disease, same which
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