Drive-Thru COVID-19 Vaccination Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Burbank

At last, a reliable form of protection against the coronavirus is now ready. Scientists have successfully produced an effective COVID vaccine to help control this worldwide pandemic. Our medical facility has been approved by the health department and will soon be administering the COVID-19 vaccine through our drive-thru locations located in Beverly Hills, West Los Angeles and Burbank. The two-dose vaccination is 95% effective in protecting against COVID-19. At My Concierge MD, we will be administering the coronavirus vaccine via an appointment made through our BOOKING portal here.

The science behind vaccines

Vaccines are typically made of a weakened form of the virus. Upon injecting the vaccine into the human body, the immune system is alerted and soon begins producing antibodies to help fight off any future infections. Although the basic science behind vaccines is the same, there are multiple forms of vaccines including live attenuated vaccine, inactivated vaccine, and mRNA vaccine.

A live attenuated vaccine (LAV) is made of a virus that has been processed in a way to make it much weaker than the infectious virus. An inactivated vaccine consists of an entirely killed virus. An mRNA vaccine does not contain the virus at all but only viral genetic material, specifically its mRNA.

What is the COVID-19 vaccine made of?

Unlike typical live attenuated vaccines, the coronavirus vaccine is an mRNA vaccine. This means that it consists only of the mRNA of the coronavirus. Instead of taking the virus in its entirety, scientists have isolated genes from COVID-19 and created an mRNA specimen which is the core of the vaccine.

When the mRNA vaccine enters the body, it codes for viral proteins which the human body starts producing. When the body is alerted that there are viral proteins present, it activates the immune system so it can start fighting without triggering disease or making you sick. The viral proteins that are produced are not toxic in any way, they only function as an alarm system so that the immune system can start working to generate antibodies against COVID-19.

Although COVID-19 is the first mRNA vaccine to be used in a wide scale, the science behind mRNA vaccines is old and has been studied for decades. The mRNA vaccine does not affect the human DNA or interfere with any of your genetic material. The mRNA in the COVID-19 vaccine will enter your cells but won’t gain access to the cell’s nucleus where your DNA resides; therefore it cannot alter your genetic makeup in any way.

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Are the mRNA vaccines approved?

Recently, the FDA has approved two mRNA vaccines: the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and the Moderna Therapeutics vaccines. Both vaccines are 95% effective and were approved for emergency use in the United States as of mid-December 2020.

The table below clarifies the major differences between both vaccines.

  Pfizer vaccine Moderna vaccine
Vaccine type mRNA mRNA
Storage condition -80°C -20°C
Authorized recipient groups ≥16 years old ≥18 years old
Dosage 2 doses, 21 days apart 2 doses, 28 days apart

 

My Concierge MD Drive-thru Vaccine Services

My Concierge MD is staying in touch with health department and once the vaccine rolls out is finalized; the clinic will begin administering the COVID-19 vaccines to Los Angeles residents.

The clinic will provide drive-thru vaccination services to maintain safety measures and minimize risk of infection for staff and clients. A drive-thru vaccine appointment can be made on the clinic’s official website or via phone call. Once the appointment is scheduled, you and your family can pass by the clinic’s parking lot to receive the vaccine. Without leaving your car, you will safely receive a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Our staff will note down the date, time, and dose you receive so you can schedule another appointment for the second booster dose of the vaccine.

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