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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Updated on Jan. 6, 2023

ֱ, in partnership with NewYork-Presbyterian, iscommitted to keeping you safe and protecting you and your loved ones from COVID-19 during this unprecedented pandemic. COVID-19 vaccinations will be prioritized according to guidelines defined by state and federal agencies, and vaccines are expected to be distributed in phases.

Patients Eligible for Receiving COVID-19 Vaccines

For a first or second dose:

  • All individuals age 6 month and over who reside in the United States

For a new booster dose:

  • Received your last booster shot or completed your primary series of the COVID-19 vaccine at least two months ago.
  • For Moderna booster, you must be 6 months old or older.
  • For Pfizer booster, you must be 6 monhts old or older.

If you are uncertain if you are eligible or require a booster, or which vaccine you should receive, please schedule an office or video visit with your treating provider.

If you have not yet received your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, you can still do so at one of our vaccination sites, a pharmacy or at one of our primary care practices. You can also visitto find a COVID-19 vaccine location near you. Remember, the best thing you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones is to be vaccinated.Please note that vaccination appointments are required.

For more information on vaccine booster doses and eligibility, pleasefor the latest guidance.

Log in to Connect to schedule your booster dose appointment today at one of our vaccine sites. If your previous vaccine doses were given outside of ֱ or NewYork-Presbyterian, please upload proof of vaccination to your Connect account, so that we can offer you a booster dose at one of our locations.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

Why vaccinate against COVID-19?

Currently,there is no cure forthis potentially deadly virus. TheCOVID-19vaccineis a proven and safe way to help your bodydefend itselfby developingimmunity toit.

Are the vaccines safe and effective?

Yes.Since none of the vaccinescontain live coronavirus,they cannotgive you COVID-19.Millions of Americans have received thesevaccineswithout major unexpected side effects.In very rare cases,people experienced serious allergic reactions, but these have generally occurred in individuals with a history of serious allergic reactions.

The vaccinesare highly effective atpreventingsevereCOVID-19 and resulting complications. They significantlyloweryour risk of becoming acutely ill from the virus,being hospitalized,or dying from it.

To learn more about U.S. COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials, please visit  .

Can I contract COVID-19 from the vaccine?

No. It is impossible for the vaccine to give you COVID-19; it does not use the live virus that causes COVID-19.

What are some side effects to the COVID-19 vaccine?

The most common reactionis sorenessat the injection sitein the upper arm. Other reactions may include fatigue, headache, muscleorjoint aches,orless commonly, fever. Thesenormalreactions, which aremore likely tooccurwith the second dose,indicatethat your body is building immunity.

To learn more about possible side effects, please review
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I’ve already had COVID-19. Do I still need to get vaccinated?

Yes. It isstillpossible tobecome re-infected,and the vaccinemayprovide extra protection.

Must I still wear a mask after I get my COVID-19 vaccine?

Yes.Since you may transmit the virus after vaccination, theCDCurges youtocontinue wearingamask, maintainingphysicaldistance, and washingyour hands regularly.Asmore people are vaccinated,some of these requirements may change. 

Who should not get the COVID-19 vaccine?

The vaccine is not recommended for people who may be allergic toitsingredients,are takingmedications orundergoingtreatments (e.g., for cancer) thatmayinteract negatively withit.It also maynot be recommended forchildrenyounger thanage 5.

Anyone who has had a history of a severe allergic reaction to any component of the vaccine should NOT receive the vaccine. Please consult with your doctor first.

Please consult your physician about the vaccines risks and benefits, and review CDC guides on and the.

Should I take the vaccine if I’m pregnant, expecting, or breastfeeding?

If you are pregnantand getCOVID-19, then you have an increasedrisk of being hospitalizedor dying fromthe virus. You havean even greater risk ifyouhave.You shoulddiscussthe risksand benefitsofthe vaccine with your provider.

Meanwhile,The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), FDA, andCDCrecommend that you take the vaccine if you are:

  • consideringgetting pregnant,to prevent possible complications ofthe virusduringpregnancy;
  • currently pregnant,especially if youhaveother chronic conditions; or,
  • breastfeeding, sincethe vaccinecannotget into the breast milk or affectyourbaby. You should not stop breast feeding to get the vaccine. 

Does the current vaccine protect against the new coronavirus strain?

Yes, experts believe the COVID-19 vaccines will be effective against this variant. According to the CDC, there is no evidence that the new variant strain is able to evade immunity induced by current COVID-19 vaccines.

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