Number of doses required: 2 doses of the same vaccine
About COVID-19 Vaccine
Broward Medical & Urgent Care has now Access to Covid-19 vaccines.
We have years of experience and we provide easy and convenient options.
Call us to get detailed information and schedule your appointment today.
Is getting the COVID-19 vaccine safe?
The FDA has authorized three COVID-19 vaccines which have been shown to be safe and effective as determined by data from the manufacturers and findings from large clinical trials. This data demonstrates that the known and potential benefits of this vaccine outweigh the known and potential harms of becoming infected with COVID 19.
How efficacious is the vaccine?
The Moderna vaccine has been shown to have an efficacy of approximately 92% in protecting against COVID-19, starting 14 days after the first dose.
The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is 91.3% effective up to 6 months after the second dose and 100% effective against severe disease as defined by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Does it work against new variants?
Based on the evidence so far, the new variants of SARS-CoV-2, including the B.1.1.7 and the 501Y.V2, do not alter the effectiveness of the Moderna mRNA vaccine. The monitoring, collection and analysis of data on new variants and their impact on the effectiveness of COVID-19 diagnostics, treatments and vaccines continues.
Does it prevent infection and transmission?
We do not know whether the vaccine will prevent infection and protect against onward transmission. Immunity persists for several months, but the full duration is not yet known. These important questions are being studied.
Possible Reactions & Side Effects
Possible side effects, which usually go away within 24-48 hours after receiving the vaccine.
Reactions at the injection site:
- Swelling (hardness).
- Tenderness and swelling of the lymph nodes in the same arm of the injection.
General side effects:
- Muscle and/or joint pain
- Nausea and vomiting
Possible Allergic Reactions:
While severe allergic reactions have been extremely rare, there is a slight risk of an allergic reaction to the Moderna vaccine. Signs of an allergic reaction may include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Swelling of your face and throat
- A fast heartbeat
- A bad rash all over your body
- Dizziness and weakness
If you are currently showing COVID-19 symptoms or if you suspect, you've been exposed to the coronavirus or start to feel sick. Visit our Clinic today to get tested!