How Do I Sign Up for the COVID-19 Vaccine?
Phelps Health and Sinks Pharmacy are working together so that you can receive the COVID-19 vaccine at a time and place that is most convenient for you.
To schedule your COVID-19 vaccination, you can call any of the Sinks Pharmacy locations listed below to schedule an appointment to get your vaccine.
Phelps Health is offering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for adolescents ages 12-18 at the Pediatrics Clinic in Suite 300 of the Medical Office Building at 1050 West 10th Street in Rolla. Call (573) 426-3225 to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine for your child ages 12-18 today. A parent or guardian must sign the consent form at https://bit.ly/3ixjNoX and be present with their teen when the child is vaccinated.
Is the COVID-19 Vaccine Safe?
Safety is incorporated into every level of a vaccine’s development cycle. Clinical trials are an important part of determining vaccine safety and efficacy. Currently, Pfizer, Moderna and the Johnson & Johnson have completed Phase 3 clinical trials involving many thousands of participants. The trials determined the safety and efficacy of the vaccines in thousands of participants. Learn more about safety here.
"It [the COVID-19 vaccine] is very safe. It is actually even considered somewhat safer than a large number of other vaccines we have on the market because there is no, absolutely no, live virus used in the making of the vaccine at all." -Cory Offutt, MD, family medicine physician at Phelps Health
After getting the vaccine, be mindful of any side effects. Most side effects will be mild and go away in one or two days. If side effects worsen or persist, contact your provider.
The CDC recommends that you sign up for v-safe, a free, smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive the vaccine. V-safe also reminds you to get your second dose.
The effects of the vaccine will likely not be immediate, especially after the first dose. Continue wearing a mask, washing your hands and social distancing.
In order to develop the highest level of protection against COVID-19, individuals should return for their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at 21 days or the Moderna vaccine at 28 days. Please bring your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card with you for your second dose. The Janssen vaccine is given as a single dose.