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The Latest on COVID-19

AACI's COVID-19 Response

The world is facing an unprecedented medical crisis. Throughout this challenging time, AACI remains committed to your health and safety. Protect yourself and your loved ones with the help of this important information on COVID-19.

Upcoming AACI COVID-19 Events

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Vaccine Hotline: (408) 975-2061

Do you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine or your eligibility?  Please call our COVID-19 vaccine hotline at (408) 975-2061 to speak with one of our staff members.  The vaccines are effective. All the available vaccines can help prevent severe illness and hospitalization from COVID-19.

Weekly Free COVID-19 Testing Available

We provide free COVID-19 testing every Friday from 9am-12pm at our Story Road clinic (749 Story Road, Suite 50 San Jose CA 95122).  Both symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals are eligible for testing.

Multilingual Staff

We can serve you in your language! We have staff who can assist you in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Spanish, Khmer, Hindi, Farsi, and more!

We Serve Everyone

AACI provides services regardless of a person’s ability to pay, with insurance or without insurance.  At AACI’s Health Center, you can get medical care on a sliding scale; this means that the cost of your visit is based on your income and family size. Depending on your income, your visit may cost as little as $10. AACI is here to help you regardless of your immigration status.

COVID-19 FAQ

Currently we’re giving COVID-19 vaccines evaluated and approved for adults and teens age 12 and older.

We encourage everyone who’s eligible to get the vaccine, particularly those at high risk for severe COVID-19 illness. This includes people 65 and older, who are pregnant, or who have certain medical conditions.

Yes, the vaccines are effective. All the available vaccines can help prevent severe illness and hospitalization from COVID-19.

No. Due to limited supplies, individuals won’t get to choose between the 3 available vaccines. We offer vaccines according to state criteria and as supplies allow.

The County Public Health Department is recommending that persons at higher risk of severe illness should stay home and away from crowded social gatherings of people as much as possible such as parades, conferences, sporting events, and concerts where large numbers of people are within arm’s length of one another.

Those at higher risk include:

  • People over 50 years of age. The risk increases significantly thereafter and escalates with age, with persons over age 80 in the highest risk category.
  • People, regardless of age, with underlying health conditions including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, or chronic lung diseases like COPD, as well as those with severely weakened immune systems.

At this time, we recommend postponing or canceling mass gatherings and large community events where large numbers of people are within arm’s length of one another.

If you can’t avoid bringing groups of people together:

  • Urge anyone who is sick to not attend.
  • Encourage those who are at higher risk for serious illness to not attend.
  • Try to find ways to give people more physical space so that they aren’t in close contact as much as possible.
  • Encourage attendees to follow increased hygiene, such as:
    • Washing their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
      • If soap and water are not available, alcohol-based hand sanitizer can be used in a pinch
    • Avoid close contact with other people
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
    • Covering their cough or sneeze with a tissue – if available – or into their elbow
  • Clean surfaces with standard cleaners.

Santa Clara County SCC.gov

Center for Disease Control and Prevention CDC.gov

World Health Organization WHO.int

Ad Council – COVID Collaborative getvaccineanswers.org

Santa Clara County Public Health Department You Tube Why I’m Getting Vaccinated

COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick. Based on what we know about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic.

We’re still learning how vaccines will affect the spread of COVID-19. After you’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you should keep taking precautions—like wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces—in public places until we know more. Overall, please continue to practice precautions especially as new COVID-19 strains continue to evolve and appear!

Source & read more at: When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated | CDC.gov

People are considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

If you don’t meet these requirements, you are NOT fully vaccinated. Keep taking all precautions until you are fully vaccinated.

If you are fully vaccinated…

You can:

  • Visit inside a home or private setting without a mask with other fully
    vaccinated people of any age
  • Visit inside a home or private setting without a mask with one household of unvaccinated people who are not at risk for severe illness
  • Travel domestically without a pre- or post-travel test
  • Travel domestically without quarantining after travel
  • Travel internationally without a pre-travel test depending on destination
  • Travel internationally without quarantining after travel

You should not:

  • Visit indoors, without a mask, with people at increased risk for severe
    illness from COVID-19
  • Attend medium or large gatherings