COVID-19 Vaccine | Post Road Pediatrics

Vaccines are safe and effective. “More than 469 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been given in the United States from December 14, 2020, through December 20, 2021” (CDC, Dec 2021).

Common side effects: swelling/redness/pain at injection site, fever, headache, tiredness, muscle pain, chills, and nausea.

Common side effects usually last 1-2 days and can be signs that the body is building immunity. Some people have no side effects. Serious side effects of the vaccine are rare.

Source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Division of Viral Diseases (12/29/21). URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/safety-of-vaccines.html

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR A COVID VACCINE?

  • Patients 5+ years old are eligible for the 2-dose primary series Pfizer vaccine (at least 21 days apart), no booster is available for patients 5-11 years at this time.
  • Patients 12+ years old are eligible for the booster of Pfizer vaccine (at least 5 months after 2nd Pfizer dose).
  • Patients 18+ years old are eligible for the 2 dose primary series of Moderna (28 days apart) and Moderna booster (at least 6 months after 2nd dose) OR the 2-dose primary series Pfizer vaccine (at least 21 days apart) and booster (at least 5 months after 2nd dose) OR Johnson & Johnson 1 primary dose and booster (at least 2 months from primary dose)
  • There is no approved COVID vaccination in the US for children 4 years of age and younger at this time.
  • If immunocompromised, there may be additional dosing recommended.

You can see if you are eligible at this page by the Massachusetts Department of Health.

We are offering the COVID-19 vaccine at Post Road Pediatrics for eligible patients through our vaccine clinics or at appointments (depending on supply.)

Other opportunities can be found at https://vaxfinder.mass.gov/.

If you have received the vaccine and have not yet contacted our office with records, please contact us with the date(s) of your vaccine and a photo of your vaccination card.