COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ
Scheduling your COVID-19 Vaccine
- Community members can schedule their COVID-19 vaccine through their MyChart Account, by using the scheduling bot above or by calling (785) 270-4786.
- All COVID-19 vaccine appointments are by appointment only.
- Face masks are required. If you have a medical condition that prevents you from wearing a mask, please contact PatientExperience@StormontVail.org for information on our Mask Accommodation program.
- Those receiving the vaccine under the age of 18 will need a legal guardian over the age of 18 with them at the vaccination clinic to sign a consent form.
- Stormont Vail Health is only carrying the Pfizer vaccine at this time.
Eligibility for COVID-19 Vaccine Series
We are now scheduling the 1st and 2nd doses of the Pfizer vaccine to community members age 12 and above.
Eligibility for COVID-19 Vaccine Booster
Those eligible can now schedule appointments for their Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine booster shot at the Stormont Vail Retail Pharmacy.
Eligibility has been approved for the following Pfizer vaccine recipients who completed their initial series at least 6 months ago:
- 65 years and older
- 18 years and older who have underlying medical conditions
- 18 years and older who work in high-risk settings
- 18 years and older who live in high-risk settings
Eligibility for COVID-19 Vaccine Additional Dose
People with moderately to severely compromised immune systems may receive an additional dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least 28 days after a second dose.
The Stormont Vail Retail Pharmacy is no longer taking Walk-In COVID-19 vaccine appointments.
Immunization with a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is a critical component to reducing COVID-19-related illnesses, hospitalizations, deaths and to help restore societal functioning. The more people who receive it, the better the immunity in the community, which will result in less spread of the virus.
Answering your Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine
Patients receive their vaccination information on their paperwork when they depart. There is no current requirement to produce proof of vaccination and more specifically, no requirement for a particular format of proof.
Will the vaccine protect people immediately or should we continue to follow the precautions in place?
Everyone should continue to follow the precautions in place to continue to protect each other from spreading the virus. Washing your hands, social distancing, avoiding large crowds and wearing a mask will continue to be the best way to protect our families and ourselves.
Vaccines are new and the results are still being tracked and reviewed by each company. Until the vaccine has been in use for a period of time, we won’t know how long immunity lasts or what the long-term effects will be.
The vaccine is safe! This vaccine has followed normal procedures that are in place including testing and FDA Emergency Approval. With a worldwide focus on creating a vaccine, this vaccine was created with more resources than typical medications have. As with any medication or vaccine, there are possible side effects that include:
- Muscle pain
- Joint pain
- Pfizer requires 2 doses to be 21 days apart
- Moderna requires 2 doses to be 28 days apart
- Johnson & Johnson (Jansen) is a single dose vaccine
If insured, please bring your insurance card. The vaccine is free but an administration fee may be charged to insurance plans. For uninsured individuals, a federal fund will be billed for the administration fee. No money or payment is required at the appointment.
updated March 10, 2021
There is not enough evidence as to how long a previously infected person is protected from COVID-19 but current data suggests immunity for the first 90 days after infection.
No. There is no live virus in the vaccine.