This page answers common questions you may have about the COVID-19 vaccines that will soon become available to NHS patients. We understand that there is uncertainty around new vaccines and want to offer as much reassurance and information as possible.
1/20/2021 update: We are currently only vaccinating patients age 65+ at our clinics, and we are in the process of reaching out to those eligible patients to schedule vaccination appointments.
Educators and childcare providers are only currently eligible for vaccination at the MN Department of Health pilot sites, not at our clinics.
We will update this page with vaccine eligibility developments as they occur.
When will the vaccine be available for NHS patients?
What can I expect when I get the vaccine?
Why do I need 2 doses of the vaccine?
Will I have any side effects?
What are common side effects of the vaccine?
Will I be able to go out in public without a mask after I get my vaccine?
Which vaccines will be administered at NHS clinics?
Currently NHS has been designated to receive the Moderna Vaccine. So far both vaccines have shown similar side effects. They both work in the same way to create immunity (protection) to COVID 19.
Why should I be vaccinated?
Is the vaccine safe for pregnant people/nursing parents?
There is currently no evidence that suggests the COVID-19 vaccine is unsafe for pregnant or breastfeeding people. Please consult your provider for more information about whether or not being vaccinated for COVID-19 is the right choice for you.
Is the vaccine safe for children?
Should I get the vaccine if I’ve already had COVID-19?
Yes. While data is limited on this matter, it may be possible to contract COVID-19 again if you have already had it. To avoid becoming sick again and spreading the disease to others, vaccination is the best choice.