TeleHealth Visits

Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic and recent spike in cases in our service area, patient office visits will take place via TeleHealth/Telemedicine until further notice.  Please call us at (512) 451-5800 for more information, or to schedule an appointment.

 

COVID-19 Symptoms

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

AKA’s Role with Respect to COVID 19 Vaccination

AKA will not be administering the COVID 19 vaccine, at least not in the foreseeable future. We recommend that our patients contact either (1) their primary care physician, (2) their outpatient dialysis clinic, or (3) the Transplant Center where they received their transplant to keep informed of when and where they will be referring their patients for the COVID 19 vaccine.

Upon request, the physicians of AKA will write a letter validating that an individual patient is at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 if the requesting patient is (1) an active patient of AKA and (2) has a condition that meets the CDC’s “at increased risk” criteria including a patient with one or more of the following:

  • Solid organ transplant (kidney, liver, pancreas, or combined kidney/pancreas or kidney/liver transplant)
  • End-Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD or ESRD)
  • CKD stages 3 through 5
  • Kidney disease that is being treated with immunosuppressive therapy
  • Prednisone, prednisolone, methylprednisolone, cyclosporine (Neoral), tacrolimus (Prograf or Envarsus), cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan), mycophenolate mofetil, mycophenolate sodium, sirolimus, rituximab (Rituxan or Truxima), etc.

Vaccination Priority in Travis County according to the Travis County Medical Society

Phase 1a of the plan is divided into 2 Tiers.

  • The first tier focuses on healthcare workers with direct and indirect exposure to potential infection; hospital staff, EMS, home care staff, etc.; and long-term care staff and residents. Vaccination of the first tier has begun.
  • The second tier focuses on staff in outpatient care offices who interact with symptomatic patients, and others. For more detail, please see the attached document. Occurring in December and January

Phase 1b focuses on essential workers (law enforcement, teachers, food distributors, food handlers) and people at increased risk for COVID-19, including those > 65 years old. It is anticipated to occur on a January to February timeline

 

Phase 2 will continue Phase 1A and 1B vaccination and initiate focus on the general population. It is anticipated to occur on a February to April timeline.

 

Phase 3 will involve the continued vaccination of the general population. It is anticipated to occur on a May to October timeline.

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

You can find more information about COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution as well as a list of vaccination locations in Travis/Williamson County that have received a supply of vaccine by following this link:

https://dshs.texas.gov/news/updates.shtm#Vaccine