If you have a vaccination appointment coming up, you may be wondering what it will be like and how to prepare for it.
Here’s what you can expect at the appointment:
- You, and the person who is vaccinating you, will need to wear a face covering that covers your mouth and nose.
- The shot will be given in your shoulder so it’s helpful to wear a short sleeve shirt.
- The vaccine is free.
- You are not required to show identification or to give them a social security number.
- If you have health insurance, you may be asked to show your insurance card so that the clinic can bill the administration fee to them.
- After getting a COVID-19 vaccine, you will be monitored on site for at least 15 minutes. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and rare severe allergic reactions.
- You should receive a vaccination card with the CDC logo on it. Hold onto that card. You may also want to take a picture of your vaccination card in case you misplace it.
- Schedule your second dose from the same site where you received your first.
Learn more on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) webpage. To learn how to schedule a vaccine appointment, visit How to Find a COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon.
This article first appeared in the April 22, 2021 issue of Oregon Coronavirus Update.