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FAQ: Coronavirus Vaccinations

Where can I get my shot?

To get your COVID-19 vaccine, please call one of the following locations*:

* while supplies last

This list will be updated as more locations begin to offer vaccines.

Who is eligible?

Everyone age 18 and older is eligible to receive the vaccines administered at CareSpot and MedPost, according to state and federal guidelines.

If I have received one dose of another COVID vaccine, should I get a COVID vaccine at one of your clinics?

No. If you have already received one dose of COVID-19 vaccine and you need your second dose, you should schedule your second dose with that same provider, if possible.

Is the vaccine safe and effective?

Yes. We only offer vaccines that are authorized and recommended by the U.S. government.

The CDC says on its website that you should take the first vaccine that you can. Regardless of brand, all of the authorized and recommended vaccines are safe and effective.

Does the vaccine come with side effects?

Possibly, and that is usually normal. The side effects can actually be signs that your body is building up its defenses again COVID-19.

According to the CDC, side effects can start within a day or two of your vaccination but should go away within a few days. These usually include:

  • Pain, redness, and swelling in the arm where you got the shot
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Muscle pain
  • Chills or fever
  • Nausea

Should I keep my vaccination card after receiving my shot?

Yes. Keep your card as proof that you have received your shot.

How do I prepare for my vaccine appointment?

Bring a government-issued photo ID (such as a drivers’ license or military ID. University IDs are not accepted at this time, even from state universities.)

Bring your health insurance card. Medicare beneficiaries should bring their Red, White, and Blue Medicare card, even if that is not the insurance normally used.

Why should I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

To protect yourself and to help protect others. All of the vaccines approved in the United States have been proven to be very effective at preventing COVID-19 infection.

That means it is less likely that you will get sick or spread the disease to other people and make them sick. That’s especially important if you live, work or socialize with people who are at risk of getting very sick — including older adults and people with certain medical conditions.

Additionally, experts believe that if you get vaccinated and then contract COVID-19 at some point in the future, the vaccine will help you and possibly make your illness less severe.

Can the vaccine shot infect me with COVID-19?

No. According to the CDC, none of the vaccines contain live virus that could make you sick.

After I get vaccinated, should I continue to wear a mask and practice social distancing?

Yes. Vaccines are highly effective but not perfect. According to the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, there is a slight chance that you could still contract COVID-19 even after being vaccinated. Wearing a mask and practice social distancing can also reduce the possibility that you’ll spread the virus to someone else.

More resources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: COVID-19 Vaccine: What You Need to Know

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