What You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Virus Vaccine

The FDA has approved two vaccines at the present time, Pfizer and Moderna. The protocol for receiving each of these vaccines consists of an initial injection with a second follow up injection according to the time specified by each company. The efficacy of the vaccine depends on receiving the follow up injection. Some side effects such as fatigue, pain at injection site, headache have been noted by some individuals. These are noted to be “non-severe” side effects and are not experienced by everyone. As always, you need to check with your doctor before receiving the vaccine.
Here are links to information to help answer questions. Feel free to contact me with any questions krunge@sttimothylutheran.com.

https://www.walgreens.com/topic/promotion/covid-vaccine.jsp?ban=covidfy21_vaccine_vaccinehere_brandstory_12.09.20#eligibility

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/vaccine-benefits.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/expect.html

Below are links for your respective county regarding current vaccination information. For updated information, you can go to your counties’ website.

Dupage County has a link to sign up for weekly email updates:  www.dupagehealth.org/covid19vaccine

Kane County Vaccine Survey:https://redcap.dph.illinois.gov/surveys/?s=X4METTTHEK

Will County Vaccine Survey:  Will County COVID-19 Vaccine Survey

Kim Runge RN

Faith Community Nurse

Resources: Walgreens.com; CDC.com; CDC of DuPage County