COVID-19 Vaccine

Published on December 01, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine & Vaccination

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On November 29, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expanded COVID-19 booster recommendations.

The CDC recommends booster doses for individuals who are 18 years and older. Everyone ages 18 and older should get a booster shot either when they are six months after their initial Pfizer or Moderna series or two months after their initial J&J vaccine.

If you believe you are eligible for a booster, you may visit your local pharmacy and or vaccines.gov to schedule an appointment.

If you have had a severe allergic reaction in the past or special circumstances and would like to schedule an appointment at one of our practices, call your primary care office.

Where to Get Vaccinated

You have options when it comes to where you get your COVID-19 vaccine. Select an option that best meets your needs.

Retail Pharmacy Clinics

Various retailers, including Walgreens, CVS and Walmart, offer vaccination clinics through their retail pharmacies. To schedule an appointment, call or visit your local pharmacy.

Operation Booster Blitz | December 11, 2021

Appointments must be obtained and individuals can sign up through www.vaccines.nh.gov. There will be 10,000 doses available at many sites throughout the state specifically designated for booster vaccines.

NH Mobile Vaccine Van

Anyone can receive vaccines or boosters. The van schedule and locations are available online. Keep checking the www.vaccines.nh.gov and click on “Find the Van.”

Hospital Clinics

Hospitals across New Hampshire, including Concord Hospital, now offer vaccination clinics for community members who meet specific criteria. You’re eligible for vaccination at a hospital clinic if you:

  • Have not been able to schedule your appointment at any other location;
  • Have a time-sensitive need to obtain the vaccine;
  • Have a known allergy to one of the vaccines, a history of a bad reaction to a previous vaccine, or medical conditions(s) that could increase your risk of a vaccine reaction that needs a higher level of clinical supervision.

To schedule an appointment at a hospital clinic, speak to your primary care provider (PCP). If you don’t have a PCP, call 2-1-1 and request assistance scheduling your vaccination at a hospital clinic.

If you're seeking vaccination for your 12-15-year old child, contact your child's primary care provider.

Who To Call With Vaccination Questions

Visit the State’s 2-1-1 Web site if you have questions about getting vaccinated.

Frequently Asked Questions

For answers to commonly asked questions about COVID-19 vaccine and vaccination check out our FAQ. If you have a question that's not answered in the FAQ, let us know. Your feedback will help us add more questions and answers that best address what patients, visitors and community members want to know.

What are the Pfizer, Moderna and Janssen COVID-19 vaccines?

The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are unapproved mRNA vaccines that may prevent COVID-19. The Janssen vaccine is an unapproved adenovirus vector vaccine that uses a modified inactivated (“replication-incompetent”) adenovirus serotype 26 virus to carry the genetic instructions to cells to produce and express the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein that stimulates an immune response. There is no FDA-approved vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The FDA has authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer, Moderna, and Janssen COVID-19 vaccines to prevent COVID-19 under an EUA.

Do the vaccines contain live vaccines?

No, the vaccines do not contain any live virus.

Will vaccination prevent me from getting COVID-19?

The vaccine may prevent you from getting COVID-19. There is no U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved vaccine to prevent COVID-19.

How are the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines administered?

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is administered as a 2-dose series, 3 weeks apart, into the muscle of the upper arm.

The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is administered as a 2-dose series, 1 month apart, into the muscle.

The Janssen COVID-19 vaccine is administered as a single dose.

What are the commonly reported side effects of vaccines?

Common side effects include localized symptoms (pain, redness and swelling), and systemic symptoms (fatigue, headache, myalgia, nausea, fever).

I’ve already had COVID-19, do I need a vaccine?

The CDC states that it cannot comment on whether people who had COVID-19 should get a COVID-19 vaccine. There is not enough information currently available to say if or for how long after infection someone is protected from getting COVID-19 again.

How much does a vaccine cost and is it covered by health insurance?

There is no charge for the vaccine itself. There is an administration fee of $22 per dose* that will be covered in full by your insurance carrier or the federal government if you do not have insurance.

* The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses.