The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

We have received Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 Vaccine to prevent the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by SARS-CoV-2. Learn more about this vaccine here.

What is The Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine?

The FDA has authiorized the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 16 years of age and older under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).

How is the Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Given?

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine will be given to you as an injection into the muscle.

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine vaccination series is 2 doses given 3 weeks apart.

If you receive one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, you should receive a second dose of this same vaccine 3 weeks later to complete the vaccination series.

What Should You Mention to Your Provider Before You Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

  • have any allergies
  • have a fever
  • have a bleeding disorder or are on a blood thinner
  • are immunocompromised or are on a medicine that affects your immune system
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
  • are breastfeeding
  • have received another COVID-19 vaccine
what should you mention to your provider before you get the COVID Vaccine

Frequently Asked Questions

Where Can I Get The Vaccine?

We look forward to offering you the vaccine as soon as it is made available to the public.  We are not currently scheduling patients for the COVID-19 vaccine or taking names for a waiting list.  The timing of your vaccination will depend on vaccine availability and on guidelines that the CDC will provide for a phased and equitable approach to vaccine distribution.

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Will the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Give Me COVID-19?
No. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine does not contain SARS-CoV-2 and cannot give you COVID-19.
Has the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Been Used Before?
In clinical trials, approximately 20,000 individuals 16 years of age and older have received at least 1 dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.
What are the Risks of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine?
Side effects that have been reported with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine include:

  • injection site pain
  • tiredness
  • headache
  • muscle pain
  • chills
  • joint pain
  • fever
  • injection site swelling
  • injection site redness
  • nausea
  • feeling unwell
  • swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy)

There is a remote chance that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine could cause a severe allergic reaction. A severe allergic reaction would usually occur within a few minutes to one hour after getting a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. Signs of a severe allergic reaction can include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Swelling of your face and throat
  • A fast heartbeat
  • A bad rash all over your body
  • Dizziness and weakness

These may not be all the possible side effects of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. Serious and unexpected side effects may occur. Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is still being studied in clinical trials.

What Should I Do After I Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine?
Remember that you still need to wear your mask, stay socially distant, and limit social gatherings.

Use the V-Safe process to help monitor any side effects or adverse reactions.

What are the Ingredients in the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine?
The Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine includes the following ingredients:

mRNA, lipids ((4-hydroxybutyl)azanediyl)bis(hexane-6, 1-diyl)bis(2-hexyldecanoate), 2 [(polyethylene glycol)-2000)-N ,N-ditetradecylacetam ide, 1,2-Distearoyl-sn-glycero-3- phosphocholine, and cholesterol), potassium chloride, monobasic potassium phosphate, sodium chloride, dibasic sodium phosphate dihydrate, arid sucrose.