As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, Memorial Health Urgent Care and Infusions offers testing and treatment to residents in and around Katy, Texas. If you or a loved one is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or needs to be tested, call or click the online scheduling page to book a visit today. Walk-in visits are also available.
COVID-19 is the disease brought on by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, a virus that was first identified in late 2019. The disease has now reached the pandemic classification, meaning it has spread across an entire country or globe.
The disease is easily spread from one person to the next. While most people who contract COVID recover with relative ease, some become very ill.
It’s also important to note that COVID-19 is deadly for some, especially people who are older or have pre-existing health conditions.
The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to those of many other illnesses. Getting tested is the only way to know for sure if you have the disease.
Some of the symptoms of COVID-19 include:
Some people only experience mild symptoms, while others find their symptoms debilitating. Getting tested is a fast, easy, and painless process. Once you know your results you can take steps to care for yourself and protect others from the disease.
Memorial Health Urgent Care and Infusions offers on-site polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing, as well as expedited PCR testing. Antigen testing is also an option, and can determine if you had a COVID-19 infection in the past and have developed antibodies to the illness.
A great deal of misinformation continues to circulate regarding the safety and efficacy of vaccines, including the COVID-19 vaccine. It’s important to understand that vaccines have been a part of modern healthcare for many decades. Numerous studies and clinical trials occur before vaccines are available to the public.
While the development of the COVID-19 vaccine came about more rapidly than the usual vaccine timeline, that is largely because researchers from around the world worked on creating a vaccine that would slow the spread of this dangerous virus.
COVID-19 vaccines are not only safe, but they play a critical role in preventing this disease from claiming more lives, both in America and around the world.
If you have questions about vaccine safety or need to get your COVID-19 vaccine, call Memorial Health Urgent Care and Infusions, or click to schedule an appointment. Walk-in visits are also available.