VACCINE INFORMATION

Last updated: November 8, 2021

COVID Vaccination Clinic  |  (573) 556-7745

HOW TO REGISTER FOR A VACCINE

We are accepting walk-ins for all Missouri residents!

The COVID Vaccination Clinic is open most Mondays through Fridays 8:30am to 4:00pm.

Or you can sign up one of the following ways:

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BOOSTER DOSES

Booster doses are currently available to patients with moderate to severe immunosuppression, patients with an underlying medical condition, patients 65+, and patients who work or live in high-risk settings.

VACCINE AVAILABILITY

All Missouri residents 5 years and older are eligible to receive the COVID 19 vaccine.

JCMG has an ample supply of vaccine available (Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson). We are able to schedule patients for vaccinations via telephone, online, or walk-ins.

Pfizer and Moderna: In order to gain the full effectiveness of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, you must receive two doses of it. At the time of your appointment, you can register for a follow-up appointment three/four weeks later. If you cannot come back in three/four weeks, come back as soon as you can thereafter.

Johnson & Johnson: The J&J vaccine is a single-dose, meaning you will not have to come back for a second dose to receive its full effectiveness.

VACCINE COST

The vaccine itself is free to Missouri residents. However, there may be an administration fee. This administration fee might be covered by your insurance.

REACTIONS AND WAIT TIME

Immediately after receiving the vaccine, you will be required to wait for 15 minutes. If you have a previous history of anaphylactic reaction, you will be required to stay for 30 minutes instead. Most reactions to the vaccine often occur shortly following receiving the vaccine, so we will require you to stick around for a bit to ensure you don’t have an adverse reaction.

The most commonly reported side effects, which typically last several days, are pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, joint pain, and fever. Often, more people experience these side effects after the second dose than after the first dose. If you experience the aforementioned side effects for more than 48 hours after you received the shot, contact your primary care physician.

RECEIVING THE VACCINE IF YOU HAD COVID-19

We are seeing evidence of reinfection in patients. Early evidence suggests natural immunity from SARS-CoV-2 may not last very long, but more studies are needed to better understand this. You must be free of COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days prior to receiving the vaccine in order for it to be effective.

CONTINUED PRECAUTIONS

After receiving the vaccine, you will not gain immunity immediately. One week after your first shot, you will have some resistance to the virus, and about a week after the second dose you will have about a 95% chance to be immune to the virus. Additionally, if you become immune to the virus after receiving the vaccine, you can still carry and spread the virus to others who are not immune.

Therefore, for at least two weeks afterward, you should still wear a mask, and afterward continue precautionary methods such as social distancing and hand washing.

VACCINE FAQs

The Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services has put together a thorough FAQ page. Please refer to this for the most up-to-date information: covidvaccine.mo.gov/facts