Existing Patients 5 Years and Older
Pfizer Vaccine and Booster

Who Should Get Vaccinated

The Moderna vaccine is recommended for people aged 18 years and older. 2-dose series separated by 28 days a series started with COVID-19 vaccine (Moderna) should be completed with this product.

Who Should NOT Get Vaccinated

  • If you have had a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) or an immediate allergic reaction, even if it was not severe:
    • to any ingredient in an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (such as polyethylene glycol), you should not get an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.*
    • or after getting the first dose of the vaccine, you should not get a second dose of either of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines.
  • An allergic reaction is considered severe when a person needs to be treated with epinephrine or EpiPen©or if they must go to the hospital. Learn about common side effects of COVID-19 vaccines and when to call a doctor.
  • An immediate allergic reaction means a reaction within 4 hours of getting vaccinated, including symptoms such as hives, swelling, or wheezing (respiratory distress).

If you aren’t able to get an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, you may still be able to get a different type of COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more information for people with allergies.

Possible Side Effects

In the arm where you got the shot:

  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling

Throughout the rest of your body:

  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Nausea

These side effects usually start within a day or two of getting the vaccine. Side effects might affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days.

COVID-19 Vaccines are Safe and Effective

As of April 12, 2021, almost 121 million people across the United States had received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Of those, more than 74 million are fully vaccinated.

If you haven’t gotten vaccinated yet, get a COVID-19 vaccine when it’s available to you.

 After you’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you should keep taking precautions in public places. Remember to:

  • Wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose.
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from people who don’t live with you.
  • Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces.
  • Wash your hands often.

For more COVID-19 vaccination data, visit http://bit.ly/CDT_vaccine.