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 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: 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: When is it my turn?
A: Please refer to information on this website's homepage for information on the vaccine groups and the current group receiving the vaccine. Currently, there is a limited supply of vaccines available. You WILL NOT be vaccinated if it is not time for your group's vaccine administration. Keep up to date on this website. As groups are added to the administration list, information will be shared here as well as on the Salina Family Healthcare Center and the Saline County Health Department websites and social media pages.
Q: I have allergies. Can I get the vaccine?
A: If you have a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to any vaccination or injectable medication, 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: Is the Saline County vaccination site prepared to respond to allergic reactions to the vaccine?
A: Yes. The vaccination site has the equipment and personnel available to respond to allergic reactions to the vaccine.
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: The vaccine itself is free. There is a small administration fee ($22 for the first dose and $36 for the second) that will be billed to the vaccinated person's insurance. Most insurance companies are paying this fee. For uninsured patients there is no cost.