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Same-Day Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Visits
Are Now Available at
ALL ModernMD Locations!

(For all New Yorkers 18+ years old)

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Stopping the spread is easier than ever!
Text JOIN to your local ModernMD to register for our virtual waitlist!

First, second, third (for immunocompromised patients) & booster doses (for eligible populations) of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are now available at ModernMD!

If you received your first and/or second dose at a less convenient vaccination site, you may now visit ModernMD for your remaining dose(s) instead!

Please be sure to bring a valid ID & your vaccine card!

To save your spot, just text JOIN to your center of choice

Bed – Stuy – (844) 471-2710

Bushwick – (833) 204-0196

City Line – (833) 204-0215

Crown Heights – (833) 212-5505

Flatbush – (833) 203-9306

Jackson Heights – (833) 742-0358

S.E. Williamsburg – (833) 200-0782

Woodhaven – (833) 202-2127

Have Questions? We’ve Got Answers!
Email us at [email protected] for assistance

COVID Vaccine FAQ

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonHow do I make a COVID vaccine appointment at ModernMD?

For your comfort and convenience, there is no need to make an official appointment to receive any dose of COVID vaccine, if you are eligible. Instead, you may register for a spot on our virtual waitlist and select from the list of COVID vaccine visit types (first, second, third or booster) as your reason for visiting.    To register for our virtual waitlist, text the following number to receive a link to the registration page or scan the QR code on our storefront.   Text to join #’s  
  • Graham – (833) 200-0782
  • Fulton – (844) 471-2710
  • Flatbush – (833) 203-9306
  • Utica – (833) 212-5505
  • Knickerbocker – (833) 204-0196
  • Liberty – (833) 204-0215
  • Jamaica – (833) 202-2127
  • Jackson Heights – (833) 742-0358
 

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonAre booster doses available at ModernMD?

Yes! ModernMD locations now offer Moderna booster doses for eligible patients, based on New York State eligibility guidelines. Third doses for patients with compromised immune systems are also available. Moderna, Pfizer & J&J recipients may all have a booster dose of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine if a member of a currently eligible population. Eligible patients may have a booster dose six months after their second dose of Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or two months after their dose of J&J vaccine.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonWhat type of COVID Vaccine does ModernMD have?

ModernMD is currently offering the Moderna vaccine, which is initially a two-dose vaccine series, with each dose being administered 4 weeks apart. At current, third doses for immunocompromised patients and booster doses for eligible populations are now also available.   Studies have shown the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to be 94.5% effective at preventing laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 illness in people who received two doses.

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In short, visiting ModernMD to receive your COVID-19 vaccine is entirely free to the patient. If you are insured, New York State requires us to collect and submit your insurance information for documentation purposes, but you are not responsible for a co-payment, deductible, co-insurance or laboratory fee and will not receive a bill for your visit.    If you are uninsured, you will not be charged for your COVID-19 vaccine visits. 

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonHow long after receiving the first dose of COVID vaccine should I receive the second dose? How long after my second dose can I receive my booster dose?

Second doses of Moderna Vaccine should be administered within four weeks of the first dose.  However, you may receive your second dose up to six weeks after your first.    Moderna booster doses are available to Pfizer, Moderna & J&J COVID vaccine recipients. If you received Pfizer or Moderna for your initial vaccine series, you must wait six months from the date of your second dose (and be of an eligible population) to receive a booster dose. If you received the J&J vaccine, you must wait two months from the date you received your dose to receive a booster dose.

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If you are unable to make it to the second dose vaccine appointment scheduled for you at your first visit, please email us at [email protected] to reschedule. 

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonI forgot the date of my second dose vaccine appointment. What do I do?

All COVID vaccine patients will receive frequent text reminders about their upcoming second dose vaccine appointment. However, please feel free to email us at [email protected] to confirm your appointment details.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonI received my first dose somewhere else. Can I receive the second dose at ModernMD?

Yes!  In an effort to make the vaccination process as convenient as possible, New York State now allows vaccine recipients to visit an alternative vaccination center for their second, third, and/or booster dose if their original vaccination site is inconvenient or unavailable.   Please be sure to:  
  • Select the vaccine visit type most applicable to you when registering for our virtual waitlist
  • Bring your vaccine card (and/pr the lot# and date of your 1st dose)
  • Inform our team of what dose you are visiting for when you arrive 
   

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No. COVID vaccines do not include any form of COVID-19 virus and are not made up of materials that can cause disease.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonWill the vaccine make me sick?

While COVID vaccine cannot infect you with the COVID-19 virus, you may feel a little “under the weather” after receiving your vaccine. This  is a sign of the body’s normal immune response to getting vaccinated.  Symptoms of immune response can include:  
  • Soreness at the injection site
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Tiredness
  If you still don’t feel well after two or three days, visit your Primary Care Provider.

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People can have allergic reactions to any medication or biological product such as a vaccine.  Most allergic reactions occur shortly after a vaccine is administered, which is why it is recommended that persons with a history of anaphylaxis (due to any cause) are observed for 30 minutes after vaccination, while all other persons are observed for 15 minutes after vaccination. CDC recommends anyone with an allergy to “any component” of the vaccine not get the vaccine.

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Yes, if you are pregnant you can choose to be vaccinated. Currently, experts believe that the vaccines are not likely to pose a risk for people who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant. Both the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists currently recommend that pregnant women receive the COVID-19 vaccine and may choose to be vaccinated if they do not have a medical reason not to be vaccinated. Consider speaking to your healthcare provider to help decide whether to get vaccinated.

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Unfortunately not, currently! Persons under 18 years of age are not currently eligible for Moderna vaccine, as studies around safety and effectiveness are still under way.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonHow long does protection from a COVID-19 vaccine last?

It is not fully known how long protection lasts for those who are vaccinated. However, getting vaccinated drastically reduces your chances of experiencing severe symptoms of COVID should you contract it and clears you to participate in activities that are otherwise restricted. Third dose for immunocompromised patients who require a third dose to build full immunity, and booster doses for the general public to prevent waning immunity are now available.

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We encourage you to stay up to date on mask-wearing guidelines shared by the CDC, NYS, NYC & DOH, which are updated regularly.    That said, one thing has not changed – those who choose to not receive COVID-19 vaccine must continue to wear masks both inside & outdoors.  Regardless of your vaccination status, we also encourage you to continue washing your hands regularly, to stay home when you are sick and pursue COVID testing if you believe you have been exposed or are experiencing COVID symptoms.

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2 weeks after the second dose for Pfizer and Moderna vaccines or 2 weeks after the single dose vaccine Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine, you are considered fully vaccinated.  If it has been less than 2 weeks since the single shot vaccine or you still need to get your second dose, you are NOT fully protected.

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No. People with COVID-19 who have symptoms should wait to be vaccinated until they have recovered and have met the criteria for discontinuing isolation. Those without symptoms should also wait until they meet the criteria before getting vaccinated. This guidance also applies to people who get COVID-19 before getting their second dose of vaccine.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonIf you get a vaccine do you need a negative COVID test beforehand?

No. The CDC does not recommend COVID-19 screening tests before receiving the vaccine.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonIf I have already had COVID-19 and recovered, do I still need to get vaccinated?

Yes, you should be vaccinated regardless of whether you already had COVID-19, as experts do not know how long you are protected from getting sick again after recovering from COVID-19. If you were treated for COVID-19 with monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma, you should wait 90 days before getting a COVID-19 vaccine.