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 vaccine, please note that as supply allow, we are proud to offer a COVID-19 Vaccine Waitlist for eligible Neighborhood Health Center patients, including:
Healthcare workers (Phase 1a)
Frontline workers and first responders including teachers, public transit workers, grocery store workers and public safety workers (Phase 1b)
HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR THE COVID-19 VACCINE WAITLIST?
Eligible Health Center patients (as outlined in the eligibility criteria above) who are interested in getting a COVID-19 vaccine are encouraged to register through the Neighborhood Health Center 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.
For those who may not have a working email, you may contact Neighborhood Health Center by phone at (716) 875-2904 and follow the prompts to join the COVID-19 vaccine waitlist.
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.
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.
Until we have built a strong enough immunity to this disease, 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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