AMERICANS have been wondering how and where they’ll be able to get vaccinated for Covid after the Food and Drug Administration approved Pfizer’x and Moderna’s vaccines in December.
Doses of the Covid jabs are now being administered to the public – here’s how to find out if you’re eligible to get vaccinated and where to book an appointment.
Who is eligible to get a Covid vaccine in the US?
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention have begun rolling out the Covid-19 vaccines in phases.
As of January 2021, frontline essential workers, people aged 75 years and older, people aged 65-74 years and people aged 16-64 with underlying medical condition are all eligible to receive the jab across the nation.
The CDC have begun rolling out the jabs by phases[/caption]
How do I book a vaccine appointment?
One way to book an appointment is by signing up to the Vaccine Administration Management System by clicking here.
To schedule an appointment in your area the CDC recommends contacting your local health department.
To find out what health departments in your city are administrating the jab click here.
Vaccination hubs across the US have begun popping up[/caption]
Where can I find vaccination hubs?
Vaccination hubs are starting to pop up in cities across the US.
The easiest way to find your nearest vaccination hub is by visiting your states health department website.
To schedule an appointment in your area the CDC recommends contacting your local health department[/caption]
Individuals 75 and over are eligible to receive the Covid vaccine [/caption]
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Who should NOT get a Covid vaccine?
According to the CDC, women who are pregnant are advised to not get a Covid vaccine.
The CDC also advises that people who have a severe or immediate allergic reaction to any of the ingredients in the vaccine should not be vaccinated.
Common side effects of the coronavirus vaccines include fever, chills, fatigue, headache, pain and swelling of the arm in which the shot was administered.