We are offering walk-ins at the following locations:

Phelps:

Moderna: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10am-4pm

Prestonsburg:

Moderna: Tuesdays and Fridays from 11am-5pm

Pikeville:

Moderna: Wednesdays from 11am-5pm

Johnson & Johnson: Fridays from 11am-5pm

Who is eligible for the COVID-19 Booster Vaccine:

    The CDC recommends that moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals receive an additional dose eight months after your last received dose.

This includes people who have:

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response

Talk to your healthcare provider to see if an additional dose is appropriate for you.

What to expect when you get the COVID-19 vaccine:

The COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you from getting COVID-19. You may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Some people have no side effects.

Common side effects to expect on the arm when you get the shot: pain, redness, swelling

Common side effects to expect throughout the rest of your body: tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, fever, nausea

Talk to your Doctor or Pharmacist about taking over-the-counter medication such as acetaminophen, aspirin, or antihistamines for any pain or discomfort you may experience after getting vaccinated. You can take these medications to relieve post-vaccination side effects if you have no other medical reasons that prevent you from taking these medications normally.

To reduce pain and/or discomfort where you get the shot: apply a cool, clean, wet washcloth over the area and use/exercise your arm

To reduce discomfort from fever: drink plenty of fluids and dress lightly

Remember:

Side effects can affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days.

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine both need 2 shots in order to get the most protection. You should get the second shot even if you have side effects after the first shot, unless a vaccination provider or your doctor tells you not to get it.

You only need 1 shot of the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen (J&J/Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine to get the most protection. Learn more about the different COVID-19 vaccines at cdc.gov.

It takes time for your body to build protection after any vaccination. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second shot of the Pfizer-BioNtech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, or two weeks after the single-dose J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. You should keep using all the tools available to protect yourself and others until you are fully vaccinated.

After you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, you may be able to start doing some things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic. Learn more about what you can do when you have been fully vaccinated at cdc.gov.

We are still learning how vaccines will affect the spread of COVID-19. After you’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you should keep taking precautions in public places like wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart from others, avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces, and washing your hands often. CDC will continue to update recommendations as we know more.