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COVID-19 vaccines for Asheville Pulmonary patients

There are two COVID vaccines (Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna) that are approved for use in the United States. Both vaccines are proven to be safe and effective among over 30,000 patients in studies published to the New England Journal of Medicine. These vaccines are thought to be critical to control the COVID pandemic. Our recommendation is that our patients receive the vaccine as soon as it becomes available for them, unless you have a history of severe allergic reactions (such as widespread hives or anaphylactic shock) to other vaccines.

Both vaccines require two separate doses, approximately 3 weeks apart. Your second vaccine should be from the same manufacturer as your first vaccine (Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna).

You CANNOT get COVID from the COVID vaccine. Side effects of the vaccines include pain at the injection site, fatigue, headache, chills, body aches, and mild fever. These side effects occur more frequently in younger patients and after the second vaccine dose.

Though these vaccines are approximately 95% effective at preventing one from contracting COVID, vaccinated patients should still wear masks, wash their hands, and practice social distancing precautions to further reduce their chance of catching COVID.

How can I get the Coronavirus Vaccine?

Buncombe County is now administering these vaccines to residents 75 and older. Visit https://www.buncombecounty.org/governing/depts/hhs/news-detail.aspx?id=19057 to register or for more information. Appointments for Buncombe County residents 75 and older can be also made by calling 828-250-5000 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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Our Services

We provide a full range of office- and hospital-based diagnostic and therapeutic services.

SLEEP MEDICINE

SLEEP MEDICINE

We’ve been caring for patients from throughout Western North Carolina since 1979. Our experienced and Board-certified physicians provide a full range of office- and hospital-based diagnostic and therapeutic services for lung disease, breathing difficulty, persistent coughing, wheezing and sleep disorders.

Patients have the convenience of undergoing testing in the office, including complete pulmonary function analysis, ABGs (arterial blood gases) and chest X-rays.

Asheville Pulmonary is affiliated with Mission Hospitals to offer evaluation and treatment of all sleep disorders, including intermittent cessation of respiration during sleep and excessive snoring.

Mission Hospitals Sleep Center has a state-of-the-art sleep testing lab and CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) clinic for patients with obstructive sleep apnea.

Please contact us with any questions or to request more information.