Frequently Asked Questions

Which vaccinations do you administer? We currently administer both the Pfizer or Moderna vaccination. As vaccinations are allocated by the NC DHHS on a weekly basis, we won't know for certain which one we will be receiving for your event until the week before. Both of these are mRNA vaccinations and require a second booster 3-4 weeks after your initial shot.

When will I get my second vaccination? We will return to your location to administer your 2nd dose on the first day you are eligible for it -- either 3 (for Pfizer) or 4 (for Moderna) weeks after your first shot. When registering for your first vaccination appointment you will also sign up for your booster vaccination appointment.

Are the vaccinations safe? Yes. While every vaccination has some inherent risk, these vaccines have proven to be remarkably safe despite the speed with which they were authorized for use. Serious side effects requiring hospitalization are extremely rare (<1%). The CDC has detailed reports of side effects, but here is a quick summary: 

  • Most common:

    • Mild/moderate soreness at the injection site (~80%)​

    • Headache & mild/moderate fatigue (~50%)

  • Less common (more common after the 2nd dose):

    • Chills (~25%)​

    • Body aches (~50%)

    • Fever (~10%)

    • Diarrhea (~10%)

How much does it cost? There is no cost to any recipient of any of the COVID-19 vaccinations. If you have medical insurance, we will bill them for the administration; but if you do not have insurance, you will still receive the shot at no cost.

Who can get the vaccine? Any U.S. resident age 18+ is eligible to receive either of these vaccinations. Proof of residency or citizenship is not required. Additionally, residents age 16 or 17 are eligible for the Pfizer vaccination only.

Do I need an appointment? No. We do utilize appointments to smooth the workflow & minimize wait times, but we are able to accommodate a reasonable number of walk-in recipients as well.

What do I need to bring to my appointment? Provided you completed our Vaccine Form online, you do not need to bring anything with you to get your vaccination. If you did not complete that beforehand, we will assist you in completing it on-site, so please bring your medical insurance card with you.

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