Things to consider when scheduling a covid-19 vaccine
The first thing to think about when scheduling your covid-19 vaccine appointment is eligibility. First, make sure you are currently eligible to receive the vaccine based on your age, occupation, or other factors such as health. There are multiple vaccine types out there, so doing your research and choosing the right one for you is important.
Timing is also an important aspect when getting vaccinated against covid-19. Most patients experience mild to moderate side effects that may include fatigue, headaches, muscle or joint pain, fever, chills, or nausea. It is a good idea to give yourself a day to rest after getting your vaccine or covid-19 booster.
How will I know if I am eligible for the second COVID-19 booster?
The eligible age range for the second covid-19 booster is 6 months to 64 years. The Centers for Disease Control recommends that patients wait 8 weeks from their initial vaccine doses or first booster shot.
If you have or recently had the covid-19 virus, it is recommended that you wait 3 months before getting a vaccine or booster. Another important thing to keep in mind is that if you are taking any medications or have any underlying medical conditions, you should consult with your Southwest Care primary care provider to ensure that there are no contraindications or interactions with the COVID-19 vaccine or booster shots.
Is it possible to get a third COVID booster?
Yes, it is possible to get a third covid-19 booster shot. The third booster is mainly intended for people who are moderately or severely immune-compromised. Be sure to talk to your Southwest Care primary care provider before scheduling a third booster.
Is the booster covered by insurance?
You do not need to worry about if your insurance covers covid-19 vaccines or not because all boosters and initial doses are free to all eligible ages. Even though they are free, most insurances do cover the covid-19 vaccine and boosters in their preventative care policies.
How do I schedule a covid-19 vaccine appointment at Southwest Care
Here at Southwest Care, we are dedicated to our patients and their families health. Scheduling a immunization appointment at any of our four Southwest Care locations is easy. We will get you right in! Give us a call at 505-955-9454 and one of our friendly staff members will get you scheduled for a day and time that works best for you.