Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 Vaccine
Who is eligible to receive the vaccine ?
The vaccine is available to residents, part-time residents, and seasonal residents (such as “snowbirds”) who meet the residency requirements of the Public Health Advisory issued by the State Surgeon General on January 21, 2021. Vaccine Providers should verify residency prior to administering the first dose of the vaccine. Residents of Florida may provide a copy of their Florida Driver’s License or an identification card issued by the State of Florida. Part time/seasonal residents who do not have a valid Florida Driver license or identification card may demonstrate proof of residency by providing copies of 2 of the following documents: Deed/mortgage/residential lease or rental agreement. Utility bill or utility hookup order, not more than 2 months old. Mail from a financial institution (including account statements), not more than 2 months old. Mail from a government agency, not more than 2 months old. If the seasonal resident lives with a permanent resident, proof of residential address and a statement from the person with whom the seasonal resident resides stating that the seasonal resident does reside with them. If a non-resident received the vaccine in Florida prior to 1/21/2021, they are eligible to receive their second dose in Florida. You can receive the vaccine in any county; you are not limited to your home county.
Where can I get the CoVID-19 vaccine ?
Will COVID-19 Vaccination protect me from getting sick with COVID-19
Being protected from getting sick is important because even though many people with COVID-19 have only a mild illness, others may get a severe illness, have long-term health effects, or even die. There is no way to know how COVID-19 will affect you, even if you don’t have an increased risk of developing severe complications.
Do I have to pay for the vaccine?
No. The federal government is providing the vaccine free of charge to all people living in the United States. Vaccination providers can be reimbursed for vaccine administration fees by the patient’s public or private insurance company or, for uninsured patients, by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Provider Relief Fund. No one can be denied a vaccine if they are unable to pay a vaccine administration fee.
I’ve got my appointment. Now what?
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Are appointments required?
I received my first dose of the vaccine in Florida but I am not a resident. Can I get my second dose?
I received my first vaccine shot in another state. Can I get my second dose in Florida?
Have you ever received a dose of COVID-19 vaccine?
If I am pregnant, I can get a COVID-19 Vaccine
Yes. If you are pregnant, you may choose to be vaccinated when it’s available to you. There is currently no evidence that antibodies formed from COVID-19 vaccination cause any problem with pregnancy, including the development of the placenta.
People who are trying to become pregnant now or who plan to try in the future may receive the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them. There is no evidence that fertility problems are a side effect of any vaccine, including COVID-19 vaccines. There is no routine recommendation for taking a pregnancy test before you get a COVID-19 vaccine.
If you have questions about getting vaccinated, talking with a healthcare provider might help you make an informed decision. Learn more at vaccination considerations for people who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
How long does protection from COVID-19 vaccine last?
We don’t know how long protection lasts for those who are vaccinated. What we do know is that COVID-19 has caused very serious illness and death for a lot of people. If you get COVID-19, you also risk giving it to loved ones who may get very sick. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is a safer choice.
Experts are working to learn more about both natural immunity and vaccine-induced immunity. CDC will keep the public informed as new evidence becomes available.
How many doses will I receive?
How will I know when I should return for the second dose of the vaccine?
After your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, you will be scheduled for a second appointment. Depending on which vaccine you received, you will be scheduled, 21 days or 28 days apart.
- Pfizer: 3 weeks (21 days) apart
- Moderna: 1 month (28 days) apart
How can I get proof I was vaccinated?
What do I need to bring with me to the appointment?
- A photo ID with your name and date of birth (for example: Florida driver’s license, state-issued ID, or passport)
- Proof of Florida residency (state driver’s license or other official documents, such as a deed, rental agreement or utility bill)
- Proof of your appointment (printed copy or screenshot of the confirmation email, or text message with QR code the portal automatically generates)
- Print and complete vaccine consent form
What happens immediately after I get vaccinated?
Should I arrive early for my appointment?
When will the vaccine be available to me?
Because the supply of COVID-19 vaccine in the United States is currently limited, CDC is providing recommendations to federal, state, and local governments about who should be vaccinated first. CDC’s recommendations are based on those of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), an independent panel of medical and public health experts.
Each state has its own plan for deciding which groups of people will be vaccinated first. You can contact your state health department for more information on its plan for COVID-19 vaccination.
The goal is for everyone to be able easily to get a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as large quantities of vaccine are available. As the vaccine supply increases, more groups will be added to receive vaccination. Learn more about CDC recommendations for who should get vaccinated first.
What should I do if I have a reaction to the vaccine when I get home?
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