COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, a new coronavirus discovered in 2019. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks.
While anyone can potentially contract coronavirus, people with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems and older individuals are at greater risk from potentially serious health complications. Chronic conditions may include lung disease, diabetes, heart disease, and more. Be sure to stay informed with the latest updates from the CDC.
Moderna Vaccine for those 18 years and older. Patients will receive 2 doses, 28 days apart.
Moderna vaccine for those 12 years and older. Patients will receive 2 doses, 28 days apart.
J&J (Janssen) Vaccine for those 18 years and older. It’s a single dose. See below for additional information about rare side effects of this vaccine in women ages 18-50.
For information on what to expect after a Covid vaccine, please refer to the CDCs overview found here.
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How to Report Vaccine Side Effects:
Consider signing up for v-safe and reporting any symptoms after immunization. V-safe is a smartphone-based tool that checks in on you after your COVID-19 vaccination. Your participation helps keep COVID-19 vaccines safe — for you and for everyone. This information will not go to your PCP but to the CDC. The website to register is: https://vsafe.cdc.gov/en/
J&J (Janssen) Vaccine:
Following a recent pause to investigate rare reports of blood clots, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and CDC recommend vaccination with the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine resume among people 18 years and older. However, women younger than 50 years old especially should be aware of the rare but increased risk of thrombosis (blood clots) with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS).
Does This News About the J&J Vaccine Apply to the Moderna and Pfizer Vaccines?
The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines (mRNA vaccines) are completely different in how they are made and how they work from the J&J vaccine and have not been found to cause blood clots.