In the coming weeks, hospitals in Kentucky and Indiana expect to receive their first doses of a vaccination against COVID-19. While cases of the virus continue to rise, infectious disease specialist David Dougherty, MD, is hopeful the vaccine — combined with antibody treatments and continued precautionary measures — will set the community on a course to a pre-pandemic normal. In this podcast, he discusses vaccine trials at Baptist Health, the safety of the vaccine, and how it works to provide protection from the virus. He explains COVID-19 treatments and describes the long-term health issues he’s seeing in patients who have recovered from the virus. Dr. Dougherty also offers advice for staying safe this holiday season and predicts when we’ll see that return to normalcy.
Useful Resources and Next Steps:
- COVID-19: Understanding Antibodies
- [Podcast] Taking Care of Yourself During a Crisis
- COVID-19 Vaccines: How Do They Work?
- Find a COVID-19 Testing Location
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