The FDA has granted Emergency Use Authorization for the COVID-19 vaccine. This vaccine will be available to select eligible populations including healthcare workers and residents of long-term care facilities. COVID-19 vaccines are anticipated to be available to the general population sometime in 2021.
Who is eligible to get the Covid-19 Vaccine?
The CDC has outlined a three-phased approach for the administration of COVID-19 vaccines. The federal government, working with the states, are prioritizing high-risk populations for initial distribution, with plans to expand access to the general population based on availability of adequate supply of COVID-19 vaccines.
Each state may adjust its vaccine allocation according to that specific state’s needs.
Residents of long-term care facilities
Select populations based on varied state guidelines*
People age 75+
Essential frontline workers (identified by the CDC)
People ages 65–74
People ages 16–64 with chronic health conditions
Other essential workers
Who can get the Covid-19 Vaccine first?
Healthcare workers, residents of long-term care facilities and select populations have been deemed eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine by the CDC. When vaccines are more widely available, there will be increased access to the broader population.
What are the side-effects of the Covid-19 Vaccine?
According to the CDC and FDA, adverse reactions are usually mild to moderate in intensity and resolve within a few days. The most common adverse reactions reported after vaccination in clinical studies included:
Pain at injection site (84.1%)
Muscle pain (38.3%)
Joint pain (23.6%)
Injection site swelling (10.5%)
Injection site redness (9.5%)
How does the Covid-19 Vaccine work?
Three types of COVID-19 vaccines are currently or soon will be undergoing clinical trials in the United States: mRNA, Protein subunit and vector. Each uses different technologies that recognize and protect us from COVID-19. The CDC provides further information here.
How many shots of Covid-19 Vaccine are required?
According to the CDC, the majority of COVID-19 vaccines will require two doses. The first shot will start building protection, and the second shot will help provide the most protection the vaccine offers. The waiting period between each dose will vary based on the manufacturer.
Is my Covid-19 Vaccine Free?
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services states that people without health insurance or whose insurance does not provide coverage of COVID-19 vaccines can also get a COVID-19 vaccine at no cost.
COVID-19 testing from the comfort and safety of your vehicle!
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We are committed to providing our patients a safe, accurate, comfortable, and efficient testing experience.
This is an out-of-pocket test and cannot be billed to the insurance by the Pharmacy.
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Due to limited access and the time-sensitive nature of COVID testing, cancelled appointments must be rescheduled within 48 hours. Please only book an appointment if you intend to get tested.
Our Medical Technicians are outfitted with necessary CDC-recommended PPE to ensure the safety of patients and staff during the testing process, including N95 masks, isolation gowns, face shields, and medical gloves.
Just follow the instructions on the signs at our Pharmacy CareXchange testing locations upon arrival.
Receive results from the safety of your mobile phone in our secure HIPAA Compliant WeCare2Care portal.
In general, a positive antibody test is presumed to mean a person has been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, at some point in the past. It does not mean they are currently infected.
Antibody test results should NOT be used to diagnose someone with an active infection.
Antibodies start developing within 1 to 3 weeks after fully-recovered infection.
We currently don’t have enough information yet to say whether someone will definitely be immune and protected from reinfection if they have antibodies to the virus.
Sample Collection Method: The antibody test requires the collection of a small blood sample from patients. Samples are collected via a finger-stick, and the collection of a drop of blood.
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