Coronavirus Disease 2019
All West Virginians age 12 years and older are eligible to recieve the COVID-19 vaccine. Our clinic is open for vaccines.
Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat & Sun Closed
The Vaccine is Safe
Clinical trials have been shown that COVID-19 vaccination causes no serious safety concerns.
The Vaccine is Effective
COVID-19 vaccination was highly effective at disease prevention in clinical trials. COVID-19 vaccines are a critical toll to stop the spread of the virus in our communities and save lives.
The Vaccine is Trusted
Independent advisors to the FDA, scientists, and researchers, and West Virginia's top healthcare and public health organization leaders trust the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines.
- West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources DHHR and The Center for Rural Health Development
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE VACCINE?
Why should I get vaccinated?
Vaccines provide immunity without the serious risks associated with getting infected naturally. Wearing masks and physical distancing help reduce the chance of being exposed to the virus or spreading it to others, but these measures are not enough.
Are the COVID-19 vaccines safe?
COVID-19 vaccines have been evaluated in tens of thousands of individuals who volunteered to participate in clinical trials. These clinical trials met the same rigorous standards set for all vaccines by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The information from these clinical trials allowed the FDA to determine that the newly authorized COVID-19 vaccines meet its safety and effectiveness standards. Based on these findings, the FDA has made the vaccines available for use in the United States under what is known as an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).
Millions of people in the United States and around the world have received COVID-19 vaccines. COVID-19 vaccines have undergone the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history.
Should I take the COVID-19 vaccine if I have a significant history of allergic reactions.
For the purposes of this guidance, an immediate allergic reaction to a vaccine or medication is defined as any hypersensitivity-related signs or symptoms such as hives (urticaria); swelling around the face, lips, and tongue (angioedema); wheezing or other respiratory distress; or anaphylaxis that occur within four hours following getting the vaccine.
CDC considers a history of the following to be a contraindication to vaccination with COVID-19 vaccines:
Severe allergic reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) after a previous dose or to a component of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Immediate allergic reaction of any severity to a previous dose or known (diagnosed) allergy to a component of the vaccine (see list of ingredients below).
Pfizer-BioNTech Fact Sheet for Vaccine Recipients and Caregivers
Moderna Fact sheet for Vaccine Recipients and Caregivers
Johnson & Johnson's Janssen Vaccine Fact Sheet for Vaccine Recipients and Caregivers
What are the common side effects or immune responses after receiving COVID-19 vaccines?
Short-Term: The majority of short-term effects reported in clinical trials were mild to moderate and occurred within the first few days of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Examples of common mild to moderate immune responses include pain, redness, and swelling in the arm of the injection, along with possible tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, fever, and nausea.
Before vaccination, COVID-19 vaccine recipients should be counseled about expected local (e.g., pain, redness, swelling at the injection site) and systemic (e.g., tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, fever, nausea) post-vaccination symptoms.Anaphylaxis from COVID-19 vaccines is rare, at about 4.5 cases per million doses. This rate is similar to other adult vaccines. Effective treatments for anaphylaxis exist and are on site at the location where vaccines are administered.