People with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. If you have fever, cough, or other symptoms, you might have COVID-19.
The best way to protect yourself and others is to quarantine by staying home for 14 days if you’ve been exposed to someone who has COVID-19.
The gold standard is RT-PCR. However, during an outbreak in areas of high endemicity, the WHO has allowed the use of antigen testing in patients who have signs and symptoms so that patients can be identified immediately. If patients have signs and symptoms and test negative on antigen, they need to do a RT-PCR.
Patients who are exposed should self-quarantine immediately. If you are asymptomatic, you may opt not to get tested for the duration of the quarantine period (14 days). However, should you develop signs and symptoms within the quarantine period, you need to get tested at once. If you wish to get tested after exposure, the best time is 5-7 days after you are exposed to a positive case.
You will need to separate yourself from all household members and contact directly the clubhouse 8850-8254 so we could monitor your health status and guide you. Isolation is for patients who are positive for COVID-19, while quarantine are for those exposed but are asymptomatic and not tested. Make sure that when you isolate the patient, the patient needs to have his/her own toilet within the room.
Some patients will still test positive even after they have recovered. The current recommendation is that patients who have recovered have antibodies to COVID. Immunization can be done 3 months after the patients have recovered.
No. There are no studies on interchangeability of a vaccine. And there are no head to head studies also between different brands. It is best you complete what you started.
No. Not everyone will get immunized yet and that means that the virus will continue to circulate in the community. In addition, the vaccines are not 100% in preventing symptomatic COVID, so you can still come down with COVID. If you do get COVID after completing any immunization, you are contagious to your family and the community. Continue to practice minimum health standards even after getting all the shots.
If you need to seek medical assistance, you should go to the hospital for your scheduled visits. Hospitals are the cleanest places in the community because they make sure that all standards for health are practiced. The hospital is also the only building that is engineered for the prevention of infection.
Stay home. Avoid crowded places. Do not congregate when not necessary. Get a lot of exercise and maintain good mental health.
Vitamin D3 and Zinc have been shown to help boost our immune system. This is the best time to get a lot of bed rest.
COVID-19 Home Care program of UP PGH:
AHV VILLAGE CLINIC
Monday to Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm
tel: 8 691-3051
(Our clinic has a General Practitioner & a Nurse on duty)
RT-PCR Swab Testing from 9:00am to 11:00am
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays.
For more details, please refer to the flyer below: