COVID Vaccines

COVID-19 Vaccines in Richmond Hill ON

Get COVID vaccines to get protected from Corona Virus. Call us today at Viva health Center for more information, or simply schedule an appointment online! We are conveniently located at 9580 Yonge Street Unit #6 Richmond Hill, ON L4C 1V6.

COVID-19 Vaccines Near Me in Richmond Hill ON
COVID-19 Vaccines Near Me in Richmond Hill ON

Table of Contents:

How do COVID-19 vaccines work?
Who can get vaccinated?
How to get vaccinated?
What to expect after vaccination?

Here at Viva Health Centre, we are proud to offer our wonderful patients a wide variety of pharmacy and family care services. Our team specializes in chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, respiratory disease, and much more. We also provide our patients with numerous naturopathic, nutrition, and vaccine services. Viva Health Centre is a great location for receiving your COVID-19 vaccinations. For further information on COVID-19 vaccines in Richmond Hill, ON, please continue reading the information provided below!

How do COVID-19 vaccines work?

COVID-19 is a dangerous virus that can cause severe, even life-threatening respiratory issues. Symptoms including extreme fatigue, difficulty breathing, loss of senses, high fever, and more can disrupt your everyday life and lead to hospitalization. Because this type of virus is highly contagious, it’s important to stop the virus and severe symptoms as best we can. One way to do this is by getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

There are three different types of coronavirus vaccines: protein subunit vaccines, mRNA vaccines, and vector vaccines. Though all three serve the same purpose, each type of vaccine works slightly differently.

mRNA
mRNA COVID vaccines including the Moderna vaccine and the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine tell our bodies to create special proteins. These proteins help trigger your immune system and make antibodies that will fight COVID if you get infected.

Vector
Vector vaccines such as the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine use a vector virus to let cells know they need to produce spike proteins. If you get infected by the coronavirus, your immune system will then have the antibodies needed to fight off the infection.

Protein Subunit
Protein subunit COVID-19 vaccines such as the AstraZeneca Vaxzevria vaccine and Novavax vaccine contain a part of the virus that activates your immune system. Your immune response to the vaccine will create antibodies that work as a defense against COVID. 

Who can get vaccinated?

COVID-19 vaccines are highly recommended for the majority of the population especially those with underlying health concerns and/or who are frequently exposed to many people. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been approved for everyone ages 5 and up. If you’re aged 18 or older you can choose between Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Janssen. The Janssen vaccine is usually recommended for people who may have an allergic reaction to components found in the other two.

How to get vaccinated?

Look online to find a vaccine location near you. To get your first dose, second dose, or booster COVID-19 vaccine in Richmond Hill, ON you can visit Viva Health Center. You can schedule an appointment online or give us a call to get protected from coronavirus. Studies show that getting the COVID-19 vaccine prevents severe symptoms, illness, hospitalization, and fatal complications.

What to expect after vaccination?

COVID-19 vaccines have proven to be safe and the benefits are much greater than the risks associated with getting coronavirus. After getting vaccinated, you can expect slight tenderness around the injection site. Like many other vaccines, some people may experience mild fatigue, headache, and fever. Serious side effects of the vaccine are rare and can be treated right away by your primary care physician if necessary. Once you get vaccinated you can go back to your normal everyday life immediately.

If you need to get the COVID-19 vaccine please don’t hesitate to give Viva Health Centre a call! We would be more than happy to answer any questions you have regarding the vaccination process or any general inquiries about our clinic. Getting vaccinated against coronavirus can help protect you, your loved ones, and your neighbors. To help keep everyone healthy and safe, please visit Viva Health Centre in Richmond Hill, ON for your COVID-19 vaccinations soon! We serve patients from Richmond Hill ON, Vaughan ON, Oak Ridges, ON, Bayview Glen ON, Markham ON, and surrounding areas.