COVID VACCINE

VACCINE OPTIONS

MODERNA

  • 2 shots, 21 days apart

  • Intramuscular shot -- given in the muscle of upper arm 

  • 16 years+

mRNA Vaccines
  • COVID-19 mRNA vaccines work by giving our cells specific instructions on how to make a “spike protein” that is found on the COVID-19 virus 

  • When the mRNA is in immune cells, cells start making the spike protein. Once the protein is complete, the mRNA instructions will be broken down by the cell 

  • The cell shows the protein for the immune system to recognize that it’s out of place. In response, our body creates antibodies to protect against future infection against COVID-19.

  PFIZER -

BioNTech

  • Overall: can start within 1-2 days of getting vaccinated, but will subside within a few days 

  • The temporary symptoms are normal and show us that the vaccine is helping our body create antibodies.

JOHNSON

      &

JOHNSON

  • First, the vector (a different, harmless virus) goes into the body and uses cell mechanics to create a harmless piece of spike protein that causes COVID-19 

  • The cell shows off the spike protein to grab the attention of our immune system, which does not recognize the foreign object. This causes the immune system to create antibodies and gather other immune cells to fight off the “infection.” 

  • Our bodies adapt to know how to fight off future infections of COVID-19 

  • 1 shot

  • Intramuscular -- upper arm 

  • 18 years+

SYMPTOMS

Fever

Fatigue

Headache

Chills

Arm Swelling/Redness

Muscle Pain

Nausea

The temporary symptoms are normal and show us that the vaccine is helping our body create antibodies

EFFICACY​

  • Immunity -- according to the CDC, it takes approximately 2 weeks after being fully vaccinated to create full protection 

    • You can still catch COVID-19 before and after vaccination 

  • Must still continue to wear a mask, social distance and wash hands frequently! 

  • Effectiveness of vaccines with new variants of COVID-19 is still being studied.

 

where to get your vaccine

Vietnam Health Clinic has created a COVID Vaccine Scheduling Assistance Program to help register patients and connect them to a location that has a COVID-19 vaccine appointment available that matches their eligibility and criteria. 

Due to language and technology barriers, we know many people such as the elderly, minority communities, and Vietnamese non-fluent English speakers have not been able to schedule an appointment. With our new program, we hope to help ease the burden of scheduling and do our part in the vaccine distribution efforts. 

                     If you or someone you know needs help finding a vaccine appointment, click on the

                                              phone below to sign up for our program or scan the QR code: 

 

 

Email vhccovid@vnhealth.org if you have any questions!

VACCINE SITES

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