There are currently more than 12 approved vaccines in the world, from which only 4 reached the requirements and the exigence from the United States. We already know vaccines are safe and effective, and a lot of people are vaccinated and returning to their normal activities, but there are still a lot of people who do not know how and when they can get the coronavirus vaccine; here we can answer your questions.
Is the vaccine safe?
For the people who are still questioning the benefits of the vaccine and its safety, we can safely say that Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca vaccines are all approved and meet the specifications to be used in the general population in the country. The four brands have been thoroughly tested in quality, safety, and efficacy.
The coronavirus vaccines protect against the disease by causing an immune response to the virus. Getting vaccinated protects not only your health, but also that of those around you.
If you are wondering about the side effects of the vaccines, take into consideration that they are not severe and last only for a couple of days. Despite the side effects and possible risks, the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highly recommend that you get vaccinated as soon as possible.
Remember that the vaccines underwent several tests and millions of people have already been safely vaccinated.
You should try to get vaccinated as soon as possible, but WHO recommends discussing with your doctor on the best time to do it if you have one of the following conditions:
- A weakened immune system
- If you are pregnant or nursing your baby
- Severe allergies, particularly to a vaccine (or to any of the ingredients of this vaccine)
When can I get the coronavirus vaccine?
The priority of vaccination in most states was for elderly people and workers who faced a constant risk of getting the virus. Nonetheless, the list of people who can get vaccinated has widened in most states, everyday they are including more segments of the population. At this moment, everyone who is over 16 years old should get the vaccine as soon as possible.
You do not need to receive a call from NHS to make your appointment. You should only be aware of the groups of people who are being vaccinated in your area and schedule your appointment.
Take into consideration that most vaccine brands require two doses that should be between 8 and 12 weeks apart from each other, and that you are not considered fully vaccinated until you have both doses.
How can I find a COVID-19 vaccine near me?
There are several ways to find a covid vaccine near you, some of them are the following:
- Go to vaccines.gov and find the nearest one to you.
- Text your zip code to 438829 to receive options of where to get vaccinated.
- Call 1 800 232 1233.
- Check your local Medical Centers or Pharmacies for immunization campaigns.
Remember that the Federal Government is providing the vaccine with no charge to all people living in the United States, regardless of immigration or health insurance status.
Keep in mind that most places do not provide the vaccine without an appointment. At Formé Medical Center, we are constantly having immunization campaigns. To learn more about how we can schedule your appointment at Formé or if you have questions regarding our immunization campaigns, contact us at 914 723 4900.
At Formé Medical Center, we have the best healthcare providers available for you, and we are always available to answer your questions. Contact us if you are interested in learning more about COVID-19 and other current health issues.