Long-awaited trials on a vaccine are now over with multiple trials now complete and signed off for roll-out with UK and US beginning their plans first. Below are a few of the common questions asked as it is perfectly normal to be anxious, worried or want to know what the vaccine is or does.
What does the vaccine do? The vaccine helps protect you from the major symptoms of coronavirus and you may only have a mild form of the virus
How is the vaccine received? The vaccine needs to be administered in two separate doses a few weeks apart. This does mean two trips to the local vaccination centre.
Are there any side affects? Sometimes but these have been advised to be mild such as swelling where the injection was inserted, headache or feeling tired or a fever.
When will I get my vaccine? This depends on where you live, but most countries will be rolling out a schedule starting with the most vulnerable such as Elderly, health care workers and anyone with health problems that are really at high risk from coronavirus. Refer to your governments website for details where you live.
How does it work? The vaccine trains the body’s immune system to recognise the virus and help it to defend itself against a future attack.
For further information and detail please refer to your local healthcare website, especially if you have questions over the Covid-19 vaccine.
Coronavirus is becoming less of an ‘unknown’ virus and more of we at least know someone who has it or has recovered from it. If you are able to see loved ones this Christmas and New Year please be careful and if you require medical oxygen for breathing you can still do this in the comfort of your own home.
A huge part of recovery is being surrounded by the things you love, the people you recognise to look after you and just being calm in your familiar surroundings. If you find yourself or someone close to you in need of medical oxygen after covid-19 then our team can help.
OxygenWorldwide has been arranging and delivering medical oxygen for over 20 years around the world. Portable oxygen concentrators can be used safely in and around your home so give you the freedom to move around your home or at least be comfortable.
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Many people may need medical oxygen very quickly, very suddenly and be anywhere in the world. Luckily OxygenWorldwide have you right by their side. With over 20 years experience and trusted relationships the team will help advise, guide and provide you with all your medical oxygen needs – wherever you are.
You may now need to plan travel arrangements or to see family and friends as we have all been apart for a while and more than ever we are all wanting to be near each other once again.
OxygenWorldwide arranges the delivery of medical oxygen worldwide to many countries. If you are planning to travel or need medical oxygen get in touch to arrange your requirements with our team. We are here to help you.
Oxygen treats so many conditions – Pneumonia plus many other respiratory diseases need medical oxygen to survive. The lack and low oxygen levels that come with these conditions means that the supply and need for medical oxygen is very very important. This affects people who suffer from illnesses such as: COPD, sleep apnea, extreme asthma attacks and more recently COVID-19.
Oxygen is needed for all life on earth including animals – It is not just us humans but all the animals and plants need oxygen to function just as we do. The need for oxygen is for everything around us on Earth from beautiful flowers and trees to the animals in our oceans and on land.
Oxygen helps mountaineers stay alive – The sheer atmosphere that comes with mountain areas across the world and its high elevations means that oxygen is needed to hep breathe and stay alive due to the drop in pressure at such high altitudes.
Medical oxygen has always been vital and important to so many people who suffer from respiratory diseases such as asthma or COPD. Many of us forget that the air we breathe is what keeps us alive.
Medical oxygen has played a huge part in COVID-19 and saving many peoples lives. As we know here at @oxygenworldwide it is a vital supply that means many people can live and also enjoy many more things such as travel still.
Medical oxygen is so important to many and at this time even more so. With over 20 years experience our team are proud to be able to help arrange medical oxygen for many of its customers.
Face coverings are becoming part of the everyday outfit now for most European citizens. Many have been advised to wear these face coverings to protect yourself and others. The UK has just announced that they must too wear a face covering when go into a shop or supermarket or they will be fined. There are several arguments for and against’on or off’, what do you think?
Here are a few of the outlined arguments against:
Wearing a mask may inhibit breathing for those who already have respiratory problems
Dirty masks (as people may not wash them) can help spread more germs
It makes people feel invincible and therefore defeats the object
Here are a few of the outlined arguments for:
Protect yourself and others from catching anything infectious
Duty of care to health workers to keep safe at all times
China has already had wearing masks as a norm – even stylish that now it is selfish to not wear a mask especially if you feel ill, plus protects people from pollution
Let us know your opinion in the comments…
YES – You find it MORE SAFE to travel now nearly everybody has to wear a face mask or covering NO – Although other people wear face masks or coverings, you may feel this puts you off and won’t travel as it does NOT make you feel safer than before.
For those who need oxygen via a machine living with it sometimes is tough. You need to adapt to a way of life but also not let it hinder your well-being and what you can do.
Oxygen is your life and do not feel you are confined to staying at home as you are connected to a machine.
Oxygen therapy has come a long way but today the smallest and most versatile portable equipment is available. Medical oxygen allows patients the ability to go on holiday, travel, exercise and be on the move 24/7 as you increase your oxygen blood levels that help stop symptoms, breathing difficulties and prevent heart damage.
A few do’s and don’ts
Keep cylinders upright at all times whilst at home
Make sure you have working fire alarms and detectors in your home
Don’t use flammable liquids and keep away from heat such as gas hobs
Don’t let anyone smoke near you whilst you are using your oxygen
Here are the top reasons why medical oxygen helps to fight back if you have asthma. For those who suffer from asthma or similar breathing conditions using medical oxygen can help your symptoms and the lack of oxygen you experience throughout your daily life.
The biggest reason is that using medical oxygen means this gives you more oxygen into your lungs. This is the one thing you do need and the most important. Say yes to more oxygen in your lungs!
It means you can not be isolated and can travel, go outside and even explore the world. Medical oxygen can be supplied so that you can carry this portable device with you! Great news book your next adventure as your oxygen can be supplied to you at your destination – see here!
Lastly it helps regain your well-being and health. Be able to breathe again and maintain a good daily life means you will not only be able to do more but this will help you mentally with feeling happier, healthier and remove all those negative effects when feeling down or that there is no way out.
If you use a cannula make sure you clean it every couple of weeks. You can also use a mask as an option too which should be cleaned or changed after a month.
If your portable oxygen concentrator has an external filter, this may need to be rinsed out each week. Always check with your oxygen company for the exact recommendations as this may differ by model or brand of machine.
Stay warm when you are indoors if in a colder climate – keep your temperature at a good level so you do not feel cold and catch other problems whilst sitting at home.
Try and move if you are not going outside as much as the darker nights draw in. To keep mobile make sure you walk around your house and also try and do chair exercises these are great if you are not very mobile and also mean you can watch your favourite programme at the same time!
If you are now at home make sure if you are planning your summer trip away as you dream of your next dose of sunshine to check out and message our team at OxygenWorldwide
There are many medical reasons for why babies may need medical oxygen when going home such as difficulty catching breathe, apnea and many other airway problems that develop after birth.
Your baby may need a certain type of medical oxygen which may be an oxygen concentrator which can be used throughout the day or night and also allow you to travel.
As long as you have back up oxygen you will never run out.
Careful planning will ensure you can always rely on enough oxygen to last you whilst at home or travelling and keeping all of this attached to your pram whilst out of home and also in your baby’s room at night.
If your baby requires medical oxygen to help or aid breathing speak to your doctor’s to seek the best advice, equipment and what to do at home before you return to make it comfortable and safe for what your baby needs.