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Covid Vaccine

Three COVID-19 vaccines are authorized or approved for use in the United States to prevent COVID-19.

  • Pfizer-BioNtech

  • Moderna

  • Johnson & Johnson Janssen

Pfizer-BioNtech: Adults 18 or Older

 

Primary Series:
2 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech given 3–8 weeks apart

 

Boosters:

  • 1 booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is recommended at least 5 months after the final dose in the primary series.

  • Adults ages 50 years and older can may recieve second Booster dose of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the 1st booster.

Pfizer-BioNtech: Children and teens ages 12–17 years

 

Primary Series:
2 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech given 3–8 weeks apart

 

Boosters:

  • 1 booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is recommended at least 5 months after the final dose in the primary series.

Pfizer-BioNtech: Children ages 5–11 years

 

Primary Series:
2 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech given 3 weeks apart

 

Moderna: Adults 18 years and older

 

Primary Series: 

2 doses of Moderna given 4–8 weeks apart.
People ages 18 years and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised should get a third dose at least 4 weeks after their second dose.

 

Booster Shot: People ages 18 years and older who received a Moderna primary series should get a booster. Some people can also choose to receive a second booster 5 months after the final dose of the primary dose.

 

J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine: Adults 18 years and Older

 

Primary Series:

1 single dose 

 

Booster Shot: Everyone ages 18 years and older should get a booster. Some people can also choose to receive a second booster.

 

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n most situations, Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are preferred for primary doses for COVID-19 Vaccine due to risk of adverse events

 

Common side effects of the COVID-19 Vaccine:

  • Pain 

  • Redness

  • Swelling

  • Tiredness

  • Headache

  • Muscle pain

  • Chills

  • Fever

  • Nausea

A severe allergic reaction is rare but can happen. It can cause

  • difficulty breathing or wheezing,

  • a drop in blood pressure,

  • swelling of the tongue or throat, or

  • a generalized rash or hives, which may include mucus membranes

iCare Health Services have trained staff to administer and monitor patients after COVID-19 Vaccination.

Please be aware, you are expected to wait on the site for 15 minutes 

Be sure the read the vaccine information sheets (VIS) below.

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