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Reynolds County Health Center Covid Vaccinations

We are holding COVID Vaccination Clinics every Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Bring your covid card/Immunization record to be updated if possible. Walk-Ins welcome!!

Possible Side Effects After Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

What You Need to Know

  • Side effects after getting a COVID-19 vaccine can vary from person to person.
  • Some people experience a little discomfort and can continue to go about their day. Others have side effects that affect their ability to do daily activities.
  • Side effects generally go away in a few days.
  • Even if you don’t experience any side effects, your body is building protection against the virus that causes COVID-19.
  • Adverse events (serious health problems) are rare but can cause long-term health problems. They usually happen within six weeks of getting a vaccine.

Common Side Effects

Side effects after a COVID-19 vaccination tend to be mild, temporary, and like those experienced after routine vaccinations. They can vary across different age groups.


Covid 19; What You Need to Know


Updated Boosters Are Recommended

CDC recommends 1 updated COVID-19 vaccine dose for everyone aged 6 months and older.


About COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States are effective at protecting people from getting seriously ill, being hospitalized, and dying. As with other vaccine-preventable diseases, you are protected best from COVID-19 when you stay up to date with the recommended vaccinations, including recommended boosters.

Four COVID-19 vaccines are approved or authorized in the United States:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech
  • Moderna
  • Novavax
  • Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen (J&J/Janssen) (CDC recommends that the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine only be considered in certain situations, due to safety concerns.)

To find COVID-19 vaccine locations near you: Search, text your ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233.

COVID-19 Boosters

When Are You Up to Date?

You are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines when you have completed a COVID-19 vaccine primary series and got the most recent booster dose recommended for you by CDC.

  • If you have completed your primary series—but are not yet eligible for a booster—you are also considered up to date.
  • If you become ill with COVID-19 after you received all COVID-19 vaccine doses recommended for you, you are also considered up to date. You do not need to be revaccinated or receive an additional booster.

COVID-19 vaccine recommendations are based on three things:

  1. Your age
  2. The vaccine you first received, and
  3. The length of time since your last dose

People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised have different recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines.

Getting Vaccines If You Had or Currently Have COVID-19

If you recently had COVID-19, you still need to stay up to date with your vaccines, but you may consider delaying your next vaccine dose (whether a primary dose or booster) by 3 months from:

  • when your symptoms started.
  • Or, if you had no symptoms, when you first received a positive test.

Reinfection is less likely in the weeks to months after infection. However, certain factors could be reasons to get a vaccine sooner rather than later, such as:

Getting your 2nd dose: Talk to your healthcare or vaccine provider about the timing for the 2nd dose in your primary series.

  • People aged 6 months through 64 yearsand especially males aged 12 through 39 years, may consider getting the 2nd primary dose of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Novavax 8 weeks after the 1st dose.
    • A longer time between the 1st and 2nd primary doses may increase how much protection the vaccines offer, and further minimize the rare risk of myocarditis and pericarditis.
  • Anyone wanting protection due to high levels of community transmission, people aged 65 years and older, or people who are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19should get the second dose of:
    • Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine 3 weeks (or 21 days) after the first dose.
    • Moderna COVID-19 vaccine 4 weeks (or 28 days) after the first dose.
    • Novavax COVID-19 vaccine 3 weeks (or 21 days) after the first dose.

Novavax booster: You may get a Novavax booster if you are unable or unwilling to receive a Pfizer or Moderna updated COVID-19 booster and you meet the following requirements:

  • You are 18 years of age or older
  • You completed a COVID-19 vaccine primary series at least 6 months ago
  • You have not gotten any other booster dose

One updated booster dose: If you have completed your updated booster dose, you are currently up to date. There is not a recommendation to get another updated booster dose.

Updated Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine:

  • Children aged 6 months–4 years who completed their primary series with 3 doses of the original Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are recommended to receive an updated Pfizer-BioNTech booster.
  • Children aged 6 months-4 years who completed their primary series with 2 doses of the original Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and a 3rd dose of the updated Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine are not currently recommended to get an updated Pfizer-BioNTech booster.

Staying up to date: If you have completed your primary series, but are not yet eligible for a booster, you are also considered up to date.

Currently unavailable: The original Moderna primary series vaccines have expired and are not available after April 1, 2023, for people aged 6 years and older. Talk to your healthcare provider about other options for your COVID-19 vaccines. Because Moderna is not currently available for a 2nd primary dose, you can get a dose of another type of COVID-19 vaccine, for example. Moderna updated boosters are still available.

Mixing COVID-19 Vaccine Products

Primary Series

While CDC does not recommend mixing products for your primary doses, there are four exceptions:

  • The same vaccine product is not available, for example, the original Moderna primary series vaccines being unavailable after April 1, 2023 for people aged 6 years and older.
  • The previous dose was given, but the product administered is unknown.
  • The person would otherwise not complete the primary series.
  • The person starts but is unable to complete a primary series with the same COVID-19 vaccine due to a contraindication.

Mixing Boosters

The following information applies to people who want to get different products for their booster vaccine.

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2022 Data

 Last year 2022 Reynolds County had 720 tested with 397 being negative & 323 positive, and 6 Deaths.  In 2021, 1796 tested, 1252 negative, 464 positive, 11 deaths. In 2020, 1820 tested, 1409 negative, 411 positive, & 4 deaths.