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Lakeland Regional Health is pleased to provide you with answers to your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.
The resources below provide the most updated information about the COVID-19 vaccines currently available. Also, our Frequently Asked Questions offer quick answers to some commonly asked questions.
Please refer to this website and our Facebook page for updates about our public vaccinations.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an Emergency Use Authorization for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to include adolescents ages 12 to 15 years old.
What does this mean for you and your family?
This means that you will be able to have your minor child (ages 12 to 17) vaccinated for COVID-19 at a vaccination site that has this vaccine. At Lakeland Regional Health, we are pleased to offer the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to those 12 years old and older at our Pablo Campus Urgent Care location.
Why should my child get the Pfizer vaccine?
According to the CDC, most children with COVID-19 have mild or no symptoms, but some who do contract COVID-19 get very ill and need hospitalization. In rare cases, some children have died from COVID-19 and effects like multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C). In addition, discoveries of variants of COVID-19 continue to happen and many of these variants are much more transmissible, leading to outbreaks.
How does getting vaccinated for COVID-19 help my child?
As more and more people receive the COVID-19 vaccine, it helps to strengthen the nation’s efforts to protect people and will allow individuals, including adolescents, to return to regular routines. Learn the overall benefits of getting a COVID-19 vaccine.
Who should I talk to if I have questions about allowing my child to receive the vaccine?
We recommend that you share any questions about this or any other vaccine with your pediatrician or family doctor.
Where can I go for more information?
The CDC and the FDA both have great information about COVID-19 vaccines.
Helpful Resources for You
- Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers –
- Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers –
- Johnson & Johnson COVI9-19 Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers –
- VAERS | Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (cdc.gov) –
- Get vaccinated. Get your smartphone. Get started with v-safe. (cdc.gov) –
Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccines
- The Moderna vaccine is for those 18 years and older.
The Moderna vaccine should not be given to anyone who has experienced severe allergic reaction to any of the vaccine’s components. The Moderna vaccine includes the following ingredients:
- a total lipid content of 1.93 mg (SM-102, polyethylene glycol [PEG] 2000 dimyristoyl glycerol [DMG], cholesterol, and 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine [DSPC])
- 0.31 mg tromethamine, 1.18 mg tromethamine hydrochloride
- 0.043 mg acetic acid
- 0.12 mg sodium acetate
- 43.5 mg sucrose.
- Tell your vaccination provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
- 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
- Individuals who had a severe adverse reaction to the first dose should not receive the second dose
- Injection site reactions: pain, tenderness and swelling of the lymph nodes in the same arm of the injection, swelling (hardness), and redness
- General side effects: fatigue, headache, muscle pain, joint pain, chills, nausea and vomiting, and fever
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Have received other vaccinations within two (2) weeks of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine.
- Have received monoclonal antibody or plasma therapy within the previous 90 days.
- Have a history of anaphylaxis, urticaria, or other significant adverse reaction requiring medical intervention after receipt of a vaccine.
- Are allergic to any ingredients in the vaccine.
- The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine contains the following ingredients: messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA), lipids (SM-102, polyethylene glycol [PEG] 2000 dimyristoyl glycerol [DMG], cholesterol, and 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine [DSPC]), tromethamine, tromethamine hydrochloride, acetic acid, sodium acetate, and sucrose.
- Ask the vaccination provider.
- Visit CDC at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
- Visit FDA at https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/mcmlegal- regulatory-and-policy-framework/emergency-use-authorization.
- Contact your local or state public health departments.
Unsure About Receiving the Vaccine?
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