COVID-19 / Vaccine FAQ

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Vaccine FAQ

How do I get a vaccine?

All vaccines must be scheduled through the Indiana State Department of Health. Once you’ve confirmed you’re eligible to receive the vaccine, call 2-1-1 or visit ourshot.in.gov to schedule it. Once you access the map of vaccine locations, select Allen County and then Neighborhood Health as your preferred location.

What vaccine is Neighborhood Health using?

We will be providing the Moderna vaccine, which requires two doses administered at least 28 days apart. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it typically takes a few weeks for the body to build immunity after the second vaccination. Individuals will be able to schedule their second appointment at our clinic after receiving the first dose.

Is it safe?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the vaccines under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), meaning the vaccines must be proven safe and effective in the same way all medications and devices must be.

Is it effective?

The vaccines have been found in trials to be 94 to 95 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 infections in participants.

Are there side effects?

Side effects are temporary and are generally mild, including fatigue, headache and sometimes fever.

How many doses?

The Moderna vaccine is administered in two doses, with the second shot administered 28 days after the first.

Do I need to get the vaccine if I’ve already had 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. COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you by creating an antibody (immune system) response without having to experience sickness.

How does the process work?

Please visit our vaccine information page to learn how the process will work when you arrive for your vaccine.

Do I still need to wear a mask after being vaccinated?

People who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 may still be able to infect others, so even those who are vaccinated should continue wearing a mask and quarantining if they are a close contact of a positive case.