Please read ALL directions below. This FAQ will be updated as new information is received.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I get the vaccine?
Short answer – yes. For any vaccine to be effective, 70% of the population needs to be vaccinated for the vaccine to work as planned. Because all the vaccines are new, there is some data that will have to be reviewed. If anyone has a preexisting conditions or concerns, we will always lean on the side of caution until we have factual evidence it’s safe to administer.
What are potential side effects of vaccine?
Side effects that have been reported with COVID-19 Vaccines include:
Injection site reactions:
- Tenderness and swelling of the lymph nodes in the same arm of the injection
- Swelling (hardness)
General side effects:
- Muscle pain
- Joint pain
- Nausea and vomiting
Will my insurance pay for it?
The vaccine is free for patients. Most insurance (included Medicare Part B) will pay us for the administration of the vaccine.
When should I get my second new Bivalent Booster?
The CDC's guideline is that you are eligible for the new bivalent vaccine two months after your last booster.
See links below for more information on the potential vaccines.
Where will the Vaccine be given?
The vaccine will be given at our pharmacy.
Post Vaccine Resources
- Sign-up with v-sage for check up after your shot at v-safe (cdc.gov)
- Report side effects to help everyone learn more about the vaccine. You can report post vaccination side effects at Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) (hhs.gov)