Matthews-Vu now offers a dedicated COVID vaccine hotline for pre-registration. This line will be monitored Monday-Friday, 8 am - 4 pm. The line will not be answered outside of these posted hours. The number is 719-474-7380. Please note... the staff is not able to answer questions beyond what the State and County have published and will not have specific information on vaccine availability. (Jan 22, 2021)
El Paso County Public Health and community partners have released an important update about the COVID vaccine. Public Health Update (Jan 21, 2021)
Matthews-Vu now offers COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration via email for all patients that qualify (currently anyone in Phase 1A and Phase 1B, above the line). Please email your name and the best contact number to firstname.lastname@example.org and a staff member will reach out to schedule you as supplies are available. (Jan 18, 2021)
Matthews-Vu is utilizing a pre-registration list for patients that qualify based on the phases identified by the state of Colorado. Starting with patients 70 and over, Matthews-Vu will contact patients that have pre-registered and administer the vaccine as supplies are available. Matthews-Vu patients should contact their provider's office and ask to be pre-registered. (Jan 8, 2021)
We are excited to participate in the COVID-19 vaccination program. We will follow public health guidelines for administering these vaccines. We will notify patients when we have received vaccines and are approved to administer them to patients. There is not a vaccination waitlist. Updates will be posted on our website as they are released. For more information please visit COVID-19 Vaccine Updates for the State of CO
Matthews-Vu is expecting to receive 200 doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as early as next week. Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is an mRNA vaccine that is administered intramuscularly as a series of two doses, given 28 days apart. ACIP recommends during this initial Phase 1 COVID-19 vaccination program, vaccinations will be offered to healthcare personnel and residents of long-term care facilities. (Dec. 16, 2020)
According to the CDC, “due to the significance of asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic transmission, this guidance further reinforces the need to test asymptomatic persons, including close contacts of a person with documented SARS-CoV-2 infection.” (Sep. 24, 2020)
As we head into influenza season with COVID-19 pandemic still raging, it is more important now than ever for you to get your flu shot. Influenza Vaccine is now available at Matthews-Vu Medical Group for all ages. (Sep. 20, 2020)
We now can perform Rapid (15 minutes) Covid-19 Nucleic Acid Detection test with limited supply at the Woodmen and Southeast locations. We will continue to have Adequate Testing capability for Covid-19 PCR testing with a 24-48 hour result turnaround time. (Updated 6/12/20)
Matthews-Vu offers a variety of visit options during this time. If you will be visiting us in person, you will be required to wear a mask. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided to you upon check-in.
According to the CDC, patients with Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19 may present with persistent fever and a variety of signs and symptoms, including multi-organ (e.g., cardiac, gastrointestinal, renal, hematologic, dermatologic, neurologic) involvement, and elevated inflammatory markers. (Updated 5/19/20)
According to the CDC, “people with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell. Children have similar symptoms to adults and generally have mild illness. This list is not all-inclusive. Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.” (5/11/20)
Pediatric patients with COVID-19 may experience the following signs or symptoms: fever, cough, nasal congestion or rhinorrhea, sore throat, shortness of breath, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting, fatigue, headache, myalgia, poor feeding or poor appetite. (Updated 5/4/20)
Matthews-Vu now offers HOME VISITS. Our Population Health team will send clinical staff to visit patients in their homes. This will be done with guidance of the patients’ primary providers. (Updated 4/28/20)
Matthews-Vu has remained open to care for patients during this difficult time of COVID-19 crisis. As our community transitions to a “Safer at Home” philosophy, we would like to remind everyone that our practice continues to offer TeleHealth visits, in addition to in-person office visits. We remain focused on the health and safety of our patients and our staff. We will continue to follow all CDC guidelines. We look forward to seeing you again. (Updated 4/27/20)
Matthews-Vu now accepts appointments for ANTIBODY TESTING for SARS CoV-2. Because we do not yet know the full protective effect of these antibodies, it is critical that you continue to follow the guidelines for social distancing. ANTIBODY TESTING is not to diagnose active COVID-19 infection. (Updated 4/24/20)
According to the CDC, “People with COVID-19 and in home isolation should be advised to restrict interaction with household animals, in addition to following other prevention measures to protect others from COVID-19. Specifically, while a person with COVID-19 is symptomatic, they should maintain separation from household animals as they would with other household members, and avoid direct contact with pets.” (Updated 4/24/20)
We can test for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at Matthews-Vu. CAR VISITS are available to evaluate and test adult and pediatric patients with possible symptoms of COVID-19. You DO NOT need to go to the Emergency Room for COVID-19 testing. (Updated 4/6/20)
During this COVID-19 crisis, it is essential to continue routine health care in order to keep yourself healthy. Routine visit with your healthcare provider can be conducted from your home by TeleHealth. (Updated 4/6/20)
CDC recommends Maintaining Childhood Immunizations During COVID-19 Pandemic. (Updated 3/30/20)
If possible, we ask that patients limit those accompanying them to visits.
As we continue to take care of patients, we ask that anyone visiting our office wear a mask if they have one.
Matthews-Vu will continue to see all patients.
Matthews-Vu will continue to see sick patients.
Matthews-Vu will continue cleaning and disinfecting rooms as always.
Both teammates and patients should continue to use good hygiene to limit the spreading of ALL illnesses.
Watch KKTV's interview with our own Dr. Adam Robinson and learn more about COVID-19.
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