COVID-19 Vaccine

Register for the Vaccine Clinic Here

 

HFM will not call you to request payment for the COVID-19 vaccine. If you receive a call asking for payment for the vaccine, hang up. It is a scam.

COVID Vaccine FAQs Click Here

The COVID-19 Self Checker does not replace a medical diagnosis. Please consult your primary care provider for needed care.

COVID Vaccine FAQs

Getting vaccinated for COVID-19 will be the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones.

We know you have a lot of questions about the vaccine. Click on the link below for answers to your COVID vaccine questions.

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/index.htm

What are the symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Not everyone experiences symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19). However, common symptoms are:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

Call your healthcare provider or HFM’s Infectious Disease Hotline if you develop these symptoms within 2-14 days of travelling to an area with widespread Coronavirus (COVID-19) or if you have been in close contact with someone who has it or has travelled to an impacted area.

While you are waiting for test results to come back, the CDC has a booklet about what you should be doing. Next Steps: While you wait for your COVID-19 results

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Treatment

At this time we are awaiting a COVID-19 vaccine and treatments are limited. New treatments include Bamlanivimab and Regeneron therapies.

New Bamlanivimab and Regeneron Treatments for COVID-19

The FDA has authorized the use of two new medications—bamlanivimab or regeneron—for the treatment of COVID-19. These medications are not yet FDA approved but may help combat COVID-19 and resolve symptoms sooner. These medications are still being studied and are not appropriate for all patients.

If you test positive for COVID-19 and meet the criteria for use of these medications, an HFM provider will contact you to discuss the medication, its potential benefits and its possible side effects. The decision to receive one of these medications will be up to you.

The medications are given by infusion at Holy Family Memorial.

For information about these medications and potential side effects, can be found on the manufacturers’ web sites:

How Coronavirus (COVID-19) Spreads

Like influenza, Coronavirus (COVID-19) is spread to others when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The virus can also spread when someone touches an object with the virus on it and then touches their eyes, nose or mouth.

People who show symptoms of COVID-19 should stay at home and avoid contact with others as much as possible.
Self-Isolation Flyer (PDF File)

Should Manitowoc County residents be worried?

  • To see the current statistics for Manitowoc County, click here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Prevention Tips

You can prevent Coronavirus is much the same way you prevent colds and influenza:

  • Avoid close contact with sick people. Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet when speaking with someone who is showing symptoms.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (the time it takes you to sing Happy Birthday twice).
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs. Directions for cleaning frequently touched surfaces such as doorknobs, phones, light switches and more can be found on the CDC website.
  • Stay home when you’re sick.
  • Due to the increase of COVID-19 cases, the CDC now recommends wearing a cloth facemask to help prevent the spread of respiratory illness.

COVID-19 and Pregnancy

As we navigate a world where COVID-19 is part of our new normal, it is natural for you to have questions about how this affects your pregnancy. Click Here for information.

 

Coping with the Pandemic

View our series of videos, Coping with COVID.

Teens and Isolation,
an article by Rachel Fruin LPC, CSAC

Meditation Videos

Click to go to the page. From Catholic Health Association. Used with permission.

Learn More About Coronavirus

Printable PDF flyer for employers: FLR_Coronavirus Info_Employers_031620-2
The CDC has the latest information on confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases, risk assessments and more.

Visit the CDC Website