Updated on Jan. 6, 2023
ÇÑ×ÓÖ±²¥, in partnership with NewYork-Presbyterian, isÌýcommitted 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 visitÌýÌýto 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.ÌýPlease note that vaccination appointments are required.
For more information on vaccine booster doses and eligibility, pleaseÌýÌýfor 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 ÇÑ×ÓÖ±²¥ 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,Ìýthere is no cure forÌýthis potentially deadly virus. TheÌýCOVID-19ÌývaccineÌýis a proven and safe way to help your bodyÌýdefend itselfÌýby developingÌýimmunity toÌýit.Ìý
Are the vaccines safe and effective?
Yes.ÌýSince none of the vaccinesÌýcontain live coronavirus,Ìýthey cannotÌýgive you COVID-19.ÌýMillions of Americans have received theseÌývaccinesÌýwithout major unexpected side effects.ÌýIn very rare cases,Ìýpeople experienced serious allergic reactions, but these have generally occurred in individuals with a history of serious allergic reactions.
The vaccinesÌýare highly effective atÌýpreventingÌýsevereÌýCOVID-19 and resulting complications. They significantlyÌýlowerÌýyour risk of becoming acutely ill from the virus,Ìýbeing hospitalized,Ìýor dying from it.Ìý
To learn more about U.S. COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials, please visit â€¯.Ìý
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 reactionÌýis sorenessÌýat the injection siteÌýin the upper arm. Other reactions mayâ€¯include fatigue, headache, muscleÌýorÌýjoint aches,ÌýorÌýless commonly, fever. TheseÌýnormalÌýreactions, which areÌýmore likely toÌýoccurÌýwith the second dose,ÌýindicateÌýthat your body is building immunity.
To learn more about possible side effects, please reviewÌý.Ìý
Iâ€™ve already had COVID-19. Do I still need to get vaccinated?
Yes. It isÌýstillÌýpossible toÌýbecome re-infected,Ìýand the vaccineÌýmayÌýprovide extra protection.
Must I still wear a mask after I get my COVID-19 vaccine?
Yes.ÌýSince you may transmit the virus after vaccination, theÌýCDCÌýurges youÌýtoÌýcontinue wearingÌýaÌýmask, maintainingÌýphysicalÌýdistance, and washingÌýyour hands regularly.ÌýAsÌýmore people are vaccinated,Ìýsome of these requirements may change.â€¯Ìý
Who should not get the COVID-19 vaccine?
The vaccine is not recommended for people who may be allergic toÌýitsÌýingredients,Ìýare takingÌýmedications orÌýundergoingÌýtreatments (e.g., for cancer) thatÌýmayÌýinteract negatively withÌýit.ÌýIt also mayÌýnot be recommended forÌýchildrenÌýyounger thanÌýage 5.Ìý
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 onÌý and theÌý.
Should I take the vaccine if Iâ€™m pregnant, expecting, or breastfeeding?
If you are pregnantÌýand getÌýCOVID-19, then you have an increasedÌýrisk of being hospitalizedÌýor dying fromÌýthe virus. You haveÌýan even greater risk ifÌýyouÌýhaveÌý.ÌýYou shouldÌýdiscussÌýthe risksÌýand benefitsÌýofÌýthe vaccine with your provider.
Meanwhile,ÌýThe American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), FDA, andÌýCDCÌýrecommend that you take the vaccine if you are:ÌýÌý
- consideringÌýgetting pregnant,Ìýto prevent possible complications ofÌýthe virusÌýduringÌýpregnancy;Ìý
- currently pregnant,Ìýespecially if youÌýhaveÌýother chronic conditions; or,Ìý
- breastfeeding, sinceÌýthe vaccineÌýcannotÌýget into the breast milk or affectÌýyourÌýbaby. You should not stop breast feeding to get the vaccine.â€¯Ìý
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.