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.
Patients who are interested in getting a COVID-19 vaccine should request an appointment through the Patient Portal HERE. If you do not have a patient portal account, it is encouraged you sign up to ensure you receive ongoing vaccination and public health updates.
You may also call us at 716-875-2904.
Please read through each of the tabs below for important details regarding vaccine science, safety and efficacy.
The Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines will be administered through two doses. After the first dose is given via injection, the second dose will be given from three weeks to a month later. Before getting your vaccine, tell your vaccination provider about your medical conditions, including if you:
Potential side effects of the vaccines include:
There is a remote chance that the 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:
If you experience a severe allergic reaction, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest hospital.
You should not get the vaccine if you:
• had a severe allergic reaction after a previous dose of the vaccine
• had a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient of the vaccine
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists advises that women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and meet the criteria for vaccination, can get the vaccine based on preference and provider recommendation.
When you receive your first dose, you will get a vaccination card to show when you return for your second dose of the vaccine. Remember to bring your card when you return for a second dose or for a booster.
It is your choice to receive or not receive the vaccine. Should you decide not to receive it, it will not change your standard medical care.
No, the COVID-19 vaccines do not contain SARS-CoV-2 and cannot give you COVID-19.
Your best protection from COVID-19 will continue to 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.
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