Neighborhood Health Center is following the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and New York State Department of Health guidelines on appropriate vaccination distribution phases and timelines.
Utilizing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, the first group to get vaccinated at Neighborhood Health Center is our team of frontline heroes and healthcare personnel who have a higher risk of contracting the virus.
Extensive planning for the vaccination of our patients and community is currently in the works. At this current time, please refrain from contacting your provider to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. As we navigate this fluid situation, we will send patients information about how to receive the vaccine when it becomes recommended and available.
It is also important to note that although an important tool to help stop this pandemic, your best protection from COVID-19 will be a combination of getting the vaccine, wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet away from others, avoiding crowds and washing your hands often. No one tool alone will stop this pandemic.
Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs
Please read through each of the tabs below for important details regarding the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine science, safety and efficacy.
The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine will be administered through 2-doses. After the first dose is given via injection, the second dose will be given a month later. The Moderna vaccine is recommended for individuals 18 years and older and provides 95% protection against COVID-19. Before getting your vaccine, tell your vaccination provider about your medical conditions, including if you:
Have any allergies
Have a fever
Have a bleeding disorder or are on a blood thinner
Are immunocompromised or are on a medicine that affects your immune system
Potential side effects of the Moderna vaccine include:
Injection site reactions: pain, tenderness and swelling of lymph nodes in the same arm of the injection, swelling, hardness and redness
General side effects: fatigue, headache, muscle pain, joint pain, chills, nausea, vomiting and fever
There is a remote chance that the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine could cause a severe allergic reaction. Allergic reactions would occur within a few minutes - an hour after getting a dose of the vaccine. Your vaccine provider may ask you to stay at the vaccination site for monitoring afterwards. Signs of a severe allergic reaction can include:
A fast heartbeat
Swelling of your face and throat
A bad rash all over your body
Dizziness and weakness
If you experience a severe allergic reaction, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest hospital.