Frequently Asked Questions
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Who is eligible to get the vaccine?
As of November 3rd, 2021, all US residents 5 years old or greater are eligible for a vaccine.
Pfizer vs Moderna vs JNJ, which one is better?
The CDC recommends us to get whichever vaccine we can as soon as possible. All three vaccines have been carefully and rigorously reviewed and approved by the FDA under Emergency Use Authorization.
What is the vaccine’s effectiveness?
As of November 1st, 2021, those who are unvaccinated are 6.1 times more likely to test positive for COVID-19 and 11.3 times more likely to die from COVID-19 when compared to a fully vaccinated individuals.
What are the side effects for the Covid-19 vaccine?
Common side effects include:
At injection site - Pain, redness, and swelling
Throughout the body- Fatigue, muscle pain, sweating, fever, nausea and headaches.
These symptoms are normally more intense during the 2nd dose of the vaccine.
What are the long term side effects of the vaccine, like in 5 or 10 year? I am worried because it is too new and developed too fast.
The vaccines are new and the CDC and FDA are still compiling all data as we speak. However all the experts have agreed that the benefits far outweigh the side effects at this point. As of November 2021, there have been 745,000 deaths due to Covid in the US, thus it is critical that all eligible persons get the vaccine as soon as possible.
How much will it cost?
The Vaccine is provided by the Federal Government, at no cost. The administration fee might be applied, and billable to appropriate insurance plan etc.
We are obligated to bill your insurance for administration fees first, thus we do request you to disclose your insurance information as needed. Rest assured, we keep all information confidential and we do not turn anyone away based on immigration status, insurance coverage and any other factors. Our primary job is to get each and every one of you vaccinated timely.
Learn More: COVID-19 Vaccines Are Free to the Public | CDC
Is it safe in pregnancy? Breastfeeding?
It has been found that pregnant and/or breastfeeding women are at higher risk for severe COVID-19 illness. As of November 1st, 2021, the CDC currently recommends ALL pregnant and breastfeeding women receive the vaccine as well as a booster dose.
I have concerns in regards to the development of the vaccine using fetal cells.
The Vatican has clarified its position regarding Covid-19, and recommends its followers to get vaccinated.
Do I need to wear a mask, social distance once I have my first dose? How about after the second dose?
The short answer is YES, YES and YES.
- Our body needs time to build immunity and produces antibodies to protect against future infections by the same virus. It is usually 10 to 14 days after you get vaccinated.
First dose: current data show 50 to 70% of patients get immunity after the first dose. Thus, many will still be vulnerable to serious Covid-19 infection.
Second dose: yes, data show that 94% effectiveness about the Covid-19 vaccine. However, there is still a 5% chance that you do not develop antibodies or immunity against Covid-19. Even if you have immunity, it does not mean that you will not get infected. Having immunity or antibodies against a particular bacterium or virus just means that your body is ready to fight that infection, thus give you a better chance of overcoming the infection really fast and not get seriously sick if infected. However, those around you without antibodies/immunity can still get infected by you and get seriously sick. So please wear your mask, social distance etc to protect yourself and those around you.
Who is eligible for a booster?
As of November 1st, 2021, the FDA has authorized boosters for individuals who meet the following criteria:
Moderna or Pfizer
18 years or older
Work in a Longterm Care Facility, Underlying Conditions, or has exposure to high risk settings
65 years or older
It has been 6 months since the 2nd dose
Johnson & Johnson
18 years or older
It has been 2 months since your 1st dose
After I get my vaccination, how do I access my records?
For any individuals vaccinated by us will have their proof of vaccination not only on their CDC card, but also via the California COVID-19 Digital Vaccine Record. Please follow the website's instructions for further assistance.