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Great News!! Bay Colony Pediatrics is now administering the Moderna COVID Vaccine. It is a 2 dose series and the second dose is given a month after you receive the first dose. The vaccine and administration are completely free.

COVID-19 is the greatest pandemic to hit mankind in a hundred years. One of the greatest weapons modern science has developed to combat this disease is the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. It is not known if this vaccine will prevent one from getting the coronavirus, but it has been 95% effective at preventing serious illness. For additional information, read our recent blog post.

More people have died of the coronavirus than Americans killed in WWII. Please protect your family by getting vaccinated at the earliest opportunity. The vaccine is not the ultimate solution, but it is an additional tool at our disposal to fight this disease. Wear a mask at all times. Wash your hands. Keep a safe distance. Avoid gatherings.

How much does the COVID Vaccine cost?


The vaccine and the administration is completely free. If someone charges you money, its probably a scam.




Does insurance cover the COVID Vaccine?


Yes




What do I do if have symptoms of COVID?


If you have symptoms of COVID, please call us and get tested immediately. The test reliability drops with time. Symptoms include: fever, cough, runny nose, body aches, headaches, vomiting, diarrhea, and loss of taste/smell. Refer to CDC guideline for additional information.




What do I do if i was positive for COVID in the past?


You can and should get the vaccine once you have no symptoms and fever free without tylenol and/or motrin. It is best to wait for an additional 1-3 months before you get vaccinated. A number of people who were previously positive for COVID-19 and got vaccinated have reported reactions like fever, bodyache, chills, etc.




Can anyone get COVID Vaccines?


Moderna COVID Vaccine is cleared for adults 18 years and above. Due to short supply of COVID Vaccines, as per the state guidelines, medical personnel, nursing home long term residents have 1st priority followed by seniors ages 65 years and above or adults with underlying medical conditions like:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • COPD
  • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies
  • Solid organ transplantation
  • Obesity and severe obesity (body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or higher)
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus




Do I need an appointment to get COVID Vaccine?


You must have an appointment to get the vaccine. Please text 281-614-2445 with an image of your Driver's License and Insurance Card both sides along with your email address. We will enter all your information and call/ text you back with your appointment time.




Can you get the Coronavirus because of the vaccine?


No. mRNA vaccines do not use the live virus that causes COVID-19 and therefore one cannot get the Coronavirus. mRNA is just a set of instructions given to the body to make the spike proteins.




What are the side effects of the vaccine?


The most common side effects include mild pain, swelling, and redness at the site of injection. Other symptoms include chills, tiredness, and headaches. These side effects usually start within a day or two of the vaccination and will go away in a few days.




Will I test positive for antigen (rapid) or PCR test after I get the vaccine?


No, you will not test positive with the above tests. However, you can test positive with the antibody test.





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