Catherine’s Health Center offers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine by appointment. This includes both established patients and non-patients of Catherine’s Health Center. Complete the registration form at the link below or call us to schedule an appointment.
Did you know? It is completely safe to receive your COVID-19 shot and flu shot at the same time! Consider scheduling both at your next vaccine appointment.
Attention: We are now offering COVID-19 vaccines to all who are eligible. Please give us a call to schedule your COVID-19 vaccine.
The Moderna COVID –19 vaccine is the bivalent dosing and requires an appointment to schedule. Call today to get scheduled!
For those who are severely immunocompromised, there is a different vaccination schedule that includes additional doses in the primary series. Call us for more information.
Catherine’s Health Center can provide at home COVID-19 tests for pick up at any of our locations. Please call to schedule a pickup of home tests.
Who Can be Vaccinated
At this time, anyone over the age of 6 months can be vaccinated against COVID-19. You do not need to be a patient of Catherine’s Health Center to receive a vaccine.
Resources and Information
We encourage everyone to receive a vaccine. COVID-19 vaccines are generally considered safe. Speak to your provider for more information.
You cannot get COVID-19 from a COVID-19 vaccine.
Check out the Center for Disease Control (CDC)’s information about the immune system for more on how the vaccine works.
Looking for More Information?
Updates occur frequently. We strongly encourage you to visit these sites for more information.
Do I have to pay for the vaccine?
No, there is no cost for the vaccine. If you have insurance, we will bill them, if possible, for the vaccine administration. You will not personally be charged for the vaccine or the administration, regardless of insurance status our outcome of our request.
If I have had COVID-19, should I still get the vaccine?
Yes, it is recommended that you still get vaccinated.
What are the possible reactions to my shot?
Common reactions include pain and swelling on the arm where you got the shot. You may also experience a fever, chills, fatigue, and/or body aches. Typical reactions may feel like the flu, but they should go away in a few days.
How do I know if and when I’m eligible for a booster shot?
Discuss with your provider to see if you’re eligible for a booster shot.
How does the vaccine work?
Vaccines give instructions to the cells that work for your immune system. This teaches the immune system how to look out for, react and fight off the virus.
It will take a few weeks for your immune system to learn how to fight off the virus and commit the process to memory. During that process, because the immune system is working to practice a response to a virus, sometimes people experience things like a fever, fatigue, or other body aches.
Will I have to come back for a second dose of the vaccine?
You may not need to return for a second dose based on a number of factors. For more information please discuss with your provider.
How soon after the vaccination will I be considered fully immune?
Approximately two days.
Why are the original Covid-19 vaccines unavailable?
With the creation of the bivalent vaccines there is no longer a need for the original Covid vaccines due to the improvements in efficacy of the newer bivalent option.
How do I know which COVID-19 vaccine information sources are accurate?
Accurate vaccine information is critical and can help stop disinformation and misinformation. It can be difficult to know which sources of information you can trust. Before considering vaccine information on the Internet, check that the information comes from a credible source and is updated on a regular basis. Learn more about finding credible vaccine information.
Do any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the United States shed or release any of their components?
No. Vaccine shedding is the term used to describe the release or discharge of any of the vaccine components in or outside of the body. Vaccine shedding can only occur when a vaccine contains a weakened version of the virus. None of the vaccines authorized for use in the U.S. contain a live virus.
Learn more about mRNA and viral vector COVID-19 vaccines.
Will getting a COVID-19 vaccine cause me to test positive for COVID-19 on a viral test?
No. None of the authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines cause you to test positive on viral tests, which are used to see if you have a current infection. If your body develops an immune response to vaccination, which is the goal, you may test positive on some antibody tests. Antibody tests indicate you had a previous infection and that you may have some level of protection against the virus.
Learn more about the possibility of COVID-19 illness after vaccination.
Can receiving a COVID-19 vaccine cause you to be magnetic?
No. Receiving a COVID-19 vaccine will not make you magnetic, including at the site of vaccination which is usually your arm. COVID-19 vaccines do not contain ingredients that can produce an electromagnetic field at the site of your injection. All COVID-19 vaccines are free from metals.
Learn more about the ingredients in the COVID-19 vaccinations authorized for use in the United States.
Is it safe for me to get a COVID-19 vaccine if I would like to have a baby one day?
Yes. If you are trying to become pregnant now or want to get pregnant in the future, you may get a COVID-19 vaccine when one is available to you. There is currently no evidence that COVID-19 vaccination causes any problems with pregnancy, including the development of the placenta. In addition, there is no evidence that female or male fertility problems are a side effect of any vaccine, including COVID-19 vaccines.
Will a COVID-19 vaccine alter my DNA?
No. COVID-19 vaccines do not change or interact with your DNA in any way. mRNA COVID-19 vaccines deliver instructions (genetic material) to our cells to start building protection against the virus that causes COVID-19. However, the material never enters the nucleus of the cell, which is where our DNA is kept.