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
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?
Has the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Been Used Before?
What are the Risks of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine?
- injection site pain
- muscle pain
- joint pain
- injection site swelling
- injection site redness
- 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?
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?
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.