How To Get Vaccinated For Protection Against COVID-19

Information on how to sign up and receive your vaccination at Walgreens for students and family aged 12 and above.

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A doctor pulls back a patient’s sleeve in order to administer a dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

After a few cases of side effects of blood clots linked to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which has caused some Americans to be more hesitant with receiving the J&J vaccine, America currently has two trusted COVID-19 vaccination options: Moderna and Pfizer. At the date of this article’s publication, Moderna can only be administered to people who are 18 years of age or older, but Pfizer has been given emergency CDC approval to be administered to people ages 12 and up.

This means that all Bronx Science students are currently eligible for COVID-19 vaccines. 

You have many options for vaccination sites, but the most convenient option is to go to the New York City chain pharmacies Walgreens, Duane Reade, or Rite Aid, all of which are currently authorized to administer COVID-19 vaccines. In order to sign up, you must first schedule an appointment online. You can schedule your appointment here by making an account and filling out your information. The website will use this information to determine whether you are eligible or not.

After you sign up, the pharmacy will email you with a code and instructions on the items you need to bring to your appointment. The e-mail will ask you to print and fill out a form prior to your appointment. They also have the form available for you at the store if you wish to fill it out in person. If you arrive about ten minutes earlier than your scheduled appointment, you will have enough time to fill it out.

After receiving your shot, you will have to spend 15 minutes at the vaccination site so that they can make sure you do not have an allergic reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine (this is standard practice). The side effects of the COVID-19 vaccines vary from person to person, but the shot can make you very tired and can sometimes even cause a slight fever. Here is a list of the common side effects one may experience from the Coronavirus vaccine. 

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is now simple to sign up for, given that there is ample supply for all New Yorkers, and it does a great service to your well-being, your public health, and benefits society as a whole.

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is now simple to sign up for, given that there is ample supply for all New Yorkers, and it does a great service to your well-being, your public health, and benefits society as a whole.

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