As an essential business, Waterland Performance does not expect any impact on our regular operations due to COVID-19, and will be able to keep all appointments as they are scheduled.
To protect both the health of our staff and clients, we take the following precautions:
If you do need to cancel an appointment, please provide us with 24 hours notice. If you or someone you have been in close contact with are experiencing symptoms of illness such as fever or chills, cough, or shortness of breath, please reschedule your appointment. In the worst-case scenario of a confirmed COVID exposure, Waterland Performance will take the necessary steps to contact anyone who may need to seek testing and self-quarantine.
Waterland Performance encourages all of our patients to receive the COVID-19 vaccination as soon as it becomes available to them. Currently there are two vaccines being distributed in Washington state:
Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine: The vaccine is authorized for emergency use in persons aged 16 years and older. This is a two-dose vaccine, given 21 days apart. Clinical trial data show the vaccine is 95 percent effective at preventing COVID-19 infection starting seven days after the second dose. Individuals will not be considered fully protected until one to two weeks after they receive the second dose. The clinical trials revealed no major unanticipated adverse events. This vaccine arrived in Washington on December 14.
Moderna COVID-19 vaccine: This vaccine is authorized for emergency use in individuals aged 18 years and older. This is a two-dose vaccine, given 28 days apart. Clinical trial data shows the vaccine is about 94 percent effective after two doses, and no serious safety concerns were found. This vaccine arrived in Washington on December 21.
The vaccine is being distributed in phases, with priority given to high-risk populations. To learn more about which phase you may be included in, as well as which phase Washington state is currently in, please check the Washington Department of Health’s COVID-19 vaccine page.
Regardless of vaccination status, we require our patients to continue following the current guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19:
At this time, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, pregnant and lactating persons can safely receive either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine against COVID-19 according to the timeline laid out by health authorities in their area.
In Washington State, pregnant individuals are considered members of the community disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and at greater risk of developing severe symptoms requiring intensive care unit admission and mechanical ventilation. These individuals should speak with their physician about any concerns they may have, and for questions about when they will be eligible to receive the vaccine.
We understand that this is an incredibly personal decision, and will support our pregnant and lactating patients in whichever choice they make.
If you have any questions, you can contact us at any time on social media or by calling us at (253) 222-2893.
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