San Antonio clinic seeks approval for remdesivir to be used outside of hospital

Study could help provide vital information to researchers as they develop COVID-19 treatment

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Remdesevir Study

Ages Eligible for Study: Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
  STAAMP Research will begin an outpatient treatment opportunity trial offering Remdesevir, a prodrug, to patients who have tested positive for the novel COVID-19 disease. This trial is free to the patients that participate and helps provide vital information to researchers as they continue to develop a treatment for current and emerging strains of the virus. An earlier study of the Remdesevir drug has shown that patients that receive the medication recovered up to four days faster than those patients who had not. Treatment intervention in the earlier phase of COVID-19 in an outpatient setting may prevent disease progression leading to hospitalization that would benefit patients and could reduce the burden on the healthcare system.  

Local doctor gives tips on telling mountain cedar allergies and COVID symptoms apart

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SAN ANTONIO- If you are sniffling a lot right now, mountain cedar might just be the culprit. The season lasts until about February. Doctors are reminding you to monitor how you are feeling and they have one way you can tell COVID and allergies symptoms apart. "If you have a fever, that's pretty much a tell tell sign that it's not allergies. Allergies do not give you a fever, so if you have a fever you should really be thinking this may be COVID or another virus. If there is a lot of itching: itchy noise, itchy eyes, that's very commonly associated with allergies," said Dr. Erika Gonzales of Staamp Allergy.

Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine now in San Antonio

Some 500 health care professionals will begin getting the vaccine, including school nurses, according to South Texas Allergy and Asthma Medical Professionals.

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SAN ANTONIO — Some of the first doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine arrived this morning at South Texas Allergy and Asthma Medical Professionals, also known as STAAMP Allergy.
According to STAAMP Allergy, 500 health care professionals will begin getting the vaccine as it works with more than 20 local clinics to vaccinate their healthcare worker staff and teams. STAAMP will also begin administering the shots to local San Antonio school nurses.
The Texas Department of Health and Human Services chose STAAMP as an official COVID-19 vaccine administration site after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Moderna’s vaccine for emergency use last Friday.
“We are working hard to meet the needs of the community. Our population has been hit hard by this pandemic and we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel and we have to trust in the scientists and health experts and take this crucial vaccine,” Dr. Erika Gonzalez, STAAMP Allergy's CEO and Medical Director said. "STAAMP is working diligently and will be administering 500 doses of the vaccine this week."

STAAMP Allergy to administer 500 Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to health care workers

Moderna vaccine expected to be delivered this week

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SAN ANTONIO – South Texas Allergy and Asthma Medical Professionals, also known as STAAMP Allergy, will begin administering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to 500 health care professionals.

“We are working hard to meet the needs of the community. Our population has been hit hard by this pandemic and we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel and we have to trust in the scientists and health experts and take this crucial vaccine,” said Dr. Erika Gonzalez, CEO and Medical Director at STAAMP Allergy.

The Texas Department of Health and Human Services selected STAAMP as an official COVID-19 vaccine administration site. The clinic is expected to receive the Moderna vaccine this week.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine’s emergency use authorization on Friday.

The vaccine will be administered in phases throughout the state of Texas, with health care workers and residents and staff of long-term care facilities at the front of the line. The next phase will include high-risk patients.

STAAMP says it’s working with more than 20 local clinics and organizations to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to health care workers. It will also be administering it to San Antonio school nurses.

STAAMP is one of a handful of entities on the list to get a portion of the 30,000 doses of Moderna vaccines headed for Bexar County this week. You can see the full list of other sites getting the vaccine by clicking here.

San Antonio allergy center tests blood clotting drug that could mitigate COVID-19’s lethal impacts

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Face Masks 😷

STAAMP Allergy will continue to follow CDC guidelines in COVID-19 safety protocols, including wearing masks for our patients and staff. We are doing our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our clinic. Thank you for doing your part to protect our high-risk patients.