Those with severe allergic reaction to any ingredient of this vaccine should NOT receive the vaccine
Vaccine Ingredients Include:
messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) • lipids (SM-102 •polyethylene glycol [PEG] 2000 dimyristoyl glycerol [DMG] • cholesterol • 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine [DSPC]) • tromethamine • tromethamine hydrochloride •acetic acid •sodium acetate trihydrate •sucrose.Read the Full Moderna Fact Sheet
If you experience a severe allergic reaction, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest hospital. Call the vaccination provider or your healthcare provider if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away
Injection Site Reactions:
General Side Effects:
Who Should & Shouldn’t Get the Vaccine?
This is a general guideline for those with certain illnesses/reactions for you to determine if you should receive the vaccine or not.
If you have any concerns or more questions, feel free to call one of our clinics.
Do not get the vaccine and seek guidance from your physician if you have a history of the following:
- Severe allergic reactions (e.g., anaphylaxis) after a previous dose or to component of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech)
- Immediate allergic reaction of any severity after a previous dose or known (diagnosed) allergy to a component of the vaccine
Take precaution in vaccination if you have any of the following:
- If you have a history of immediate allergic reactions to any other vaccine or injectable therapy (i.e., intramuscular, intravenous, or subcutaneous vaccines or therapies)
- If you are currently ill
- People with an allergic reaction to the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine have a precaution to both mRNA vaccines (Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech)
If you do not have any of the reactions/illnesses listed above, you may proceed with vaccination even if you have a history of:
- Allergy to oral medications (including the oral equivalent of an injectable medication)
- History of food, pet, insect, venom, environmental, latex, etc., allergies
- Family history of allergies
COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Locations
4 of our Urgent Care for Kids locations will be administering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
We do not take appointments via phone. To receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, you must register through the link below:
Weekdays: Noon – 9:00 PM
Weekends: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Frequently Asked Questions
When do I receive my second dose?
You should schedule your second Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine 28 days after your first dose.
Can I get the vaccine if I currently have COVID-19?
If you currently have SARS CoV-2 infection, your COVID-19 vaccination should be deferred until you have recovered from acute illness (if with symptoms) AND until criteria have been met for you to discontinue isolation.
Can I receive the second dose if I contract COVID-19 after my first dose?
Yes, you may receive your second dose if you contract COVID-19 infection after your first dose only if you have recovered from acute illness (if with symptoms) AND until criteria have been met for you to discontinue isolation by the time of your scheduled second dose.
If I miss my second injection, can I get it afterward?
No, if your scheduled second vaccine dose has lapsed, you are no longer recommended to receive a second dose. The second dose is recommended to be scheduled 4 weeks of receiving the first dose to no more than 6 weeks after your first dose. After this timeframe, there is currently limited data on the efficacy of the vaccine.
Am I fully vaccinated after my second dose?
Yes, 2 weeks after your second dose completes your current vaccination series with the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. Further studies are being done to determine if further doses will be necessary. Clinical trial data demonstrated vaccine efficacy was 94.1% against symptomatic, laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 following receipt of 2 doses of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine.
Do I need to social distance and wear a mask after vaccination?
It depends. For now, fully vaccinated people can gather indoors without physical distancing or wearing masks with:
- Other people who are fully vaccinated
- Unvaccinated people from one other household, unless any of those people or anyone they live with has an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19
Until more is known, fully vaccinated people should continue to wear masks and stay 6 feet apart from other people in other settings, like when they are in public or visiting with unvaccinated people from multiple households.
Please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/COVID-19-AfterVaccine.pdf for more detailed information regarding guidance after being fully vaccinated.
What happens if I lose my vaccination card?
Contact your vaccination site for assistance in providing documentation of the dates your vaccinations were given. Vaccination cards will not be re-issued.
Can I laminate my vaccination card?
No. There are empty fields at the bottom of your vaccination card that are there in case you need a COVID-19 booster dose in the future. Currently, it is still unknown if and how often booster shots will be needed. Rather than lamination, you can purchase a plastic sleeve to protect your vaccination card. It is recommended to keep your vaccination card in a safe place and to photograph both sides of the card so you have a backup copy.
Can I get the Moderna vaccine for my second dose if I had Pfizer for my first dose?
No, the safety and efficacy of a mixed-product series of Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines have not been evaluated. Both doses of the series should be completed with the same product.
Can I get the vaccine if I’m pregnant?
Yes. Pregnant or lactating people can receive any of the currently authorized COVID-19 vaccines and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) does not state a product preference. If you are pregnant, it is important to please discuss obtaining COVID-19 Vaccination with your Physician.
Can I get a vaccine if I am breastfeeding?
Yes, as mentioned above lactating people can receive any of the currently authorized COVID-19 Vaccines. There are no data on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in lactating people or the effects of COVID-19 vaccines on the breastfed infant or milk production or excretion. Because non-live vaccines pose no risk for lactating people or their infants, COVID-19 vaccines are also not thought to be a risk. Therefore, lactating people may choose to be vaccinated.
Is protection from getting the vaccine the same as getting COVID-19?
Getting COVID-19 may offer some natural protection, known as immunity. Current evidence suggests that reinfection with the virus that causes COVID-19 is uncommon in the 90 days after initial infection. However, experts don’t know for sure how long this protection lasts, and the risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19 far outweighs any benefits of natural immunity.
New forms, or variants, of the virus that causes COVID-19 have emerged. Current data suggest that COVID-19 vaccines used in the United States should work against these variants. For this reason, COVID-19 vaccines are an essential tool to protect people against COVID-19, including against new variants.
Is getting vaccinated required for travel?
Currently, COVID-19 vaccination has been highly recommended and is very beneficial prior to travel.
Requirements for travelers depend on where you are traveling.
Updated Information for Travelers
- Fully vaccinated travelers are less likely to get and spread COVID-19.
- People who are fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine can travel safely within the United States:
- Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to get tested before or after travel unless their destination requires it and
- Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to self-quarantine
- Fully vaccinated travelers should still follow CDC’s recommendations for traveling safely including:
- Wear a mask over your nose and mouth
- Stay 6 feet from others and avoid crowds
- Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer
Are there any medications/prescriptions I cannot take to get the vaccine?
People who previously received passive antibody therapy as part of COVID-19 treatment will need to defer vaccination for at least 90 days after receipt of passive antibody therapy (monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma).
Otherwise, the CDC considers a history of the following to be a contraindication to vaccination with COVID-19 vaccines:
- Severe allergic reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) after a previous dose or to a component of the COVID-19 vaccine
- An immediate allergic reaction of any severity to a previous dose or known (diagnosed) allergy to a component of the vaccine
If I’m not feeling well after the vaccine, can I take any medications to relieve symptoms?
For all currently authorized COVID-19 vaccines, antipyretic or analgesic medications (e.g., acetaminophen, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) can be taken for the treatment of post-vaccination local or systemic symptoms, if medically appropriate. However, routine prophylactic administration of these medications to prevent post-vaccination symptoms is not currently recommended, because information on the impact of such use on COVID-19 vaccine-induced antibody responses is not yet available.
What are normal symptoms after receiving the vaccine?
Local reactions: pain, redness, and/or swelling over the injection site
Systemic reactions: tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, fever, nausea
What is the efficacy rate of the Moderna vaccine?
Clinical trial data demonstrated vaccine efficacy was 94.1% against symptomatic, laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 following receipt of 2 doses of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine.
How long does protection last?
We are still learning how long COVID-19 vaccines protect people.
Will I need to get the vaccine again in the future?
A patient is considered fully vaccinated ≥2 weeks after a 2-dose mRNA COVID-19 vaccine series or ≥2 weeks after a single dose of Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine. The need for and timing of COVID-19 booster doses has not been established. No additional doses are recommended at this time.