University Urgent Care will now be offering both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccine to eligible patients.
We will now be offering vaccinations to all persons aged 12 and up. Call us and make an appointment today!
The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (mRNA-1273) is a vaccine developed by the United States National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority and Moderna.
The mRNA vaccine contains materials from the virus that cause Covid-19. Exposing our system to these materials gives our cells instructions to produce a protein that is unique to the virus. Our cells makes copies of the protein, then destroy material from the vaccine. Our immune system then detects the protein as a threat so it builds white blood cells, T-lymphocytes and B-lymphocytes, that will remember how to fight against the virus if we are ever infected in the future. mRNA-1273 is administrated by two .5 ML doses given four weeks apart.
Why Two Shots?
For some vaccines, the first dose does not always provide enough immunity. Immunity also wears off as we age which is why we take booster shots.
In the case of mRNA-1273, the first shot will only provide around 50% immunity to Covid and 94.1% after the second. After the first shot, our immune system is just getting introduced to the virus and will just remember the antigen. After the second shot our body recalls the first exposure and will have a stronger and more effective response. Our body will be more prepared for future exposure.
Should I get Vaccinated?
The Moderna vaccine is recommended for people aged 18 years and older. It is one of many steps you can take to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. It is still necessary to take precautions as many are still unvaccinated.
When Should I not get Vaccinated?
If you have had a severe allergic reaction or immediate allergic reaction to any ingredient in mRNA-1273 (Such as polyethylene glycol), avoid the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.
If you have had a severe allergic reaction or immediate allergic reaction after the first dose, avoid getting the second dose.
An immediate allergic reaction means a reaction within 4 hours of getting vaccinated, including symptoms such as hives, swelling, or wheezing.
A .5 mL shot. Mild to moderate symptoms are common within 7 days of getting vaccinated. However many report not having any side-effects at all.
A .5 mL shot. Side effects throughout the body were more common after the second dose of the vaccine.
These side-effects are normal signs that your body is building defenses against the virus. Most side-effects will disappear after a few days.
• Over the counter medicine such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen, aspirin, or antihistamines are helpful to relieve pain and discomfort.
• Don't overexert yourself. Get a lot of rest.
• Drink plenty of fluids.
At arm where you got the shot:
Rest of the body:
• Muscle Pain