If you experience a sore throat or a worsening dry cough, it’s crucial to consider COVID-19 testing. At Dunia Health Clinic, a private medical practice in Seattle, Washington, Abubakar Abdul-Rahman DNP, ARNP-BC, and our dedicated team offer convenient COVID-19 testing and vaccination services on-site. To schedule an appointment at our practice, please contact our office today or use our online booking feature.

COVID-19 Q & A

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a highly contagious upper respiratory disease that originated in Wuhan, China. While there is no cure for the virus, early intervention and treatment can reduce the risk of severe complications. COVID-19 can affect anyone, but it poses a particular danger to individuals aged 65 and older or those with compromised immune systems. To safeguard our patients and the community, the Dunia Health Clinic team proudly administers COVID-19 vaccinations to adults and teens.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

COVID-19 symptoms may include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Progressive worsening of a dry cough
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Discoloration of fingers or toes

Some individuals with COVID-19 also experience gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea and vomiting.

How is COVID-19 diagnosed?

At Dunia Health Clinic, we offer several diagnostic tests to identify COVID-19:

  • Diagnostic COVID-19 Tests: These tests determine if you are currently infected with COVID-19. During this test, your provider collects a sample of mucus by swabbing your nostril or the back of your throat. Our on-site laboratory analyzes the sample for the presence of viral proteins, with most results available within a few hours.
  • COVID-19 Antibody Tests: This test determines whether you have previously been infected with COVID-19. Your Dunia Health Clinic provider draws a blood sample, which is then analyzed for the presence of antibodies—proteins produced by your body to fight the virus. A positive result indicates a past COVID-19 infection.

Is there any way to reduce my risk of COVID-19?

Yes, the most effective way to reduce your risk of COVID-19 is by receiving a vaccination. Vaccinations instruct your immune system to recognize and combat viruses or bacteria before they can cause illness. While no vaccine is 100% effective, they significantly decrease the risk of severe symptoms and life-threatening complications. After a thorough examination and review of your health history, your Dunia Health Clinic provider can administer your COVID-19 vaccine on-site.

To access COVID-19 testing or vaccination, please schedule an appointment at Dunia Health Clinic by calling our office or using our online scheduling tool today. Your health and safety are our top priorities.

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