COVID-19 Vaccine

On June 18, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved COVID-19 vaccination for young children who are at least 6-months-old.

Published on June 29, 2022

COVID-19 Vaccine & Vaccination

All Children Ages 6 Months and Older Can Get COVID-19 Vaccines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone ages 6 months and older get a COVID-19 vaccine to help protect against COVID-19.

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

Concord Hospital Medical Group Primary Care Practices

Our primary care practices offer COVID-19 vaccine to patients ages 6 months and older. These vaccines are safe and effective at preventing serious illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19. Any Concord Hospital Medical Group patient seeking vaccination can call their primary care provider's office to schedule an appointment. 

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.

If you are not a Concord Hospital Medical Group patient and or you don’t have a PCP, call 2-1-1 and request assistance scheduling your vaccination.

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.