Be Prepared for Your COVID-19 Vaccine

Please read the following fully and carefully!

The information below will help you understand what to bring, what to wear, and what to expect when getting your COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 Vaccine Preparedness PDF

What to bring:

Identification

Smart Phone (optional)

Pen

Questions or Concerns

Allergy Info

Vaccine Info Within Last 14 Days

How to prepare:

What to expect on the day of your vaccine:

Consent Form

Everyone who gets the vaccine must provide consent. You will have provided your consent during your online sign-up.

Check-In

When you arrive for your appointment, check-in at the front desk. Tell them your name and time of appointment. They will double-check to make sure everything is in order. You may be asked to wait for an available vaccination station.

Vaccination Station

Once you are at a vaccination station, they will conduct a short interview with the following questions:

  • Have you had COVID-19? If so, when did you have it and what treatment did you receive?
  • Are you pregnant or breastfeeding?
  • Have you had any other vaccines in the last 14 days?
  • Have you ever had a reaction to a vaccine in the past?
  • Do you have any questions about the vaccine or the vaccine fact sheet?

You will be notified of the possible side effects and a nurse, emergency medical technician, or a paramedic will administer the vaccine. You will then receive a COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card.

Vaccination Card

After you receive your vaccine, you will be given a COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card. This card will include the following information:

  • Name of the vaccine you were given.
  • Lot number for the vaccine you were given.
  • The date you received the vaccine.
  • Who administered the vaccine.

Be sure to fill in your NAME and DATE OF BIRTH, and keep this card in a safe place. You may be asked to present this card at your second dose appointment.

Observation

You will receive the time of your vaccine on a note attached to your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card. Everyone will need to wait in the observation area for 15-30 minutes.

  • If you’ve never had a severe reaction to a vaccine, you’ll be asked to stay for 15 minutes.
  • If you have a history of vaccine related reactions or allergies, we ask that you wait for 30 minutes.

There are nurses and emergency medical technicians in the observation area in case anyone has a reaction. Do not hesitate to tell them if you are not feeling well or if something doesn’t feel right.

There is a large digital clock in the observation area so you can monitor your own waiting period. If you feel well after your waiting period has expired, you may go to the second vaccine scheduling station.

Second Dose Scheduling

After your observation time is over, please proceed to the second dose scheduling station where you will be scheduled for your second dose. It is very important that you get your second dose from the same facility you received your first dose. Be sure to record your appointment in a place where you won’t forget!

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