This page answers common questions you may have about the COVID-19 vaccines. We understand that there is uncertainty around new vaccines and want to offer as much reassurance and information as possible.
We are now offering Covid-19 vaccines to anyone age 5 and up, by appointment. You do not have to be a current NHS patient to get a vaccine. To make a vaccine appointment, call 612-588-9411 and press 3 right away. We offer first shots, second shots, and boosters. Vaccine appointments are available every Friday at the following times and clinic locations:
9-11 am at Sheridan Clinic (342 13th Ave NE)
11:30am-1:30 pm at Central Clinic (2301 Central Ave NE)
2-4 pm at Fremont Clinic (3300 Fremont Ave N)
NHS offers all 3 types of Covid-19 vaccine (Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson). Please tell us what type of vaccine you want at the time of scheduling.
Covid-19 boosters are now available. Please view the info sheet below to learn about booster eligibility at NHS. Kids age 5-11 can now receive a booster shot if their second dose of Pfizer was at least 5 months ago.
Some people are now eligible for a second booster dose, if they got their first booster more than 4 months ago. Please view the info sheet below to learn about second booster eligibility.
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 given at NHS clinics?
Why should I be vaccinated?
Is the vaccine safe?
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.