The answers to common questions are below. If you have additional questions, please contact your primary care provider.
Q: I've tested positive for COVID-19. Can I be vaccinated?
A: If you are not actively sick and out of quarantine for COVID-19 you are still able to receive the vaccine, even if you have tested positive in the past. Ultimately, we recommend talking with your healthcare provider about the best option for you.
Q: Which vaccine will I be given?
A: Patients will receive either the Moderna, Pfizer, or Johnson & Johnson vaccine. You will receive the vaccine that is available. The current recommendation is to receive the vaccine that is available to you at the earliest possible time. It is not recommended to wait. To read more about the vaccine, please read more on the CDC website here.
Q: Do I need two doses?
A: The Moderna vaccine does require two doses given approximately 28 days apart. The Pfizer vaccine requires two doses approximately 21 days apart. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires one dose. Our healthcare team will set you up with a second appointment after you have received your first dose, if needed.
Q: I have allergies. Can I get the vaccine?
A: If you have a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to a prior COVID-19 vaccine or ingredients of the vaccine, you will not receive the COVID-19 vaccine at this location. If you have other severe allergies such as stings, mold, or medications in pills there is a slight increase risk of allergic reaction, but you will be allowed to be vaccinated. Please consult with your primary care provider for further questions. Trained staff members will observe vaccinated patients for a period of time after their injection. Those who have a severe reaction to the first dose will be advised not to take the second dose.
Q: I am pregnant/planning to become pregnant/breastfeeding. Can I get the vaccine?
A: Pregnant or breastfeeding women will be allowed to be vaccinated. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends pregnancy and/or breastfeeding should not keep a woman from being vaccinated. Please consult with your primary care provider.
Q: How much does the vaccine cost?
A: There is no cost of vaccination to the patient. There is an administration fee ($45 for the first dose and $80 for the second) that will be billed to the vaccinated person's insurance. Insurance companies are required to pay this fee. For uninsured patients there is no cost.