We strive for accuracy. If you see something that doesn’t look right, click here to contact us!
COVID-19 vaccinations are safe and effective. We must vaccinate not just to protect ourselves and families, but to protect the elderly in our community who are most at risk. Outdoor drive-thru vaccination clinics are held regularly by the Clinic in October/November. If you are interested in getting a COVID-19 booster, call the Clinic at 941-964-2276 to register for a time slot for an upcoming clinic, or to make an appointment.
COVID-19 Testing at the Clinic: At a Glance
|Test Name||Purpose/Use||Method of Collection||Time Until Result||Reliability|
(how often the test is accurate)
Detects viral proteins
|Use in the first 1-5 days of symptoms|
(Best used in those that are ill)
|Nasal swab||15 minutes||Negative result|
Follow with PCR for confirmation.
Detects viral RNA
|Use in symptomatic or for asymptomatic (exposure or after travel)||Saliva||1-3 days||95% accurate in those that are ill||Can be less accurate if done early in illness or early after exposure.|
|Cepheid Xpert Xpress PCR||Use in symptomatic or for asymptomatic||Nasal swab||36 minutes||95% accurate in those that are ill||Also tests for Influenza A, Influenza B and RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus)|
COVID-19 Weekly Testing Statistics
Help prevent the spread of COVID-19
Every infection counts as a chance for new variants to emerge and we all need to continue to do our part to help prevent the spread. The Clinic recommends following guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- Stay up to date on your COVID-19 vaccines.
- Improve ventilation
- Get tested for COVID-19 if needed
- Follow recommendations for What to Do If Your Have Been Exposed
- Stay home if you have suspected or confirmed COVID-19
- Seek treatment if you have COVID-19 and are at high risk of getting very sick
- Avoid contact with people who have suspected or confirmed COVID-19
- Stay informed and know your COVID-19 Community Level
Florida Department of Health Vaccine Information