How do I get scheduled for my second dose/ "booster"?

How do I know when I can get my booster shot?

  •  You will qualify to receive a booster shot 28 days after your initial dose. It does not need to be on that exact day, but it cannot be any sooner than 24 days.

Do I need to re-register for the second dose? 

  • No. 

How do I get an appointment for my second dose? 

  • We will contact you in the same manner that we contacted you for the first dose. PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER AGAIN. 

Do you have enough doses for the second dose?

  • Yes. KDHE sends us vaccines designated for second doses based on the number of first doses we distributed. 

Do I need to get my second dose from the same organization I got my first?

  • No. However we strongly encourage you to get your second dose from the same location. (The reason being: the state sends RCHD boosters based on how many first doses we give. If 200 people get first doses at Walmart but come to us for second doses, we will not have received those 200 booster shots from the state.) 

What are the side effects of the second dose? 

  • Side effects may feel like flu and even affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days.
  • With most COVID-19 vaccines, you will need 2 shots in order to get the maximum benefit. Get the second shot even if you have side effects after the first shot, unless a vaccination provider or your doctor tells you not to get a second shot.
  • It takes time for your body to build protection after any vaccination. COVID-19 vaccines that require 2 shots may not protect you until a week or two after your second shot.

Should I take Tylenol before I get my booster shot?

  • No. There’s a possibility that preemptive pain medicines could dampen someone’s immune response to the vaccine, based on research.

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1. How do I sign up to get the vaccine?
2. How will I be notified when it’s time to get the vaccine?
3. What are the priority groups for Riley County?
4. I have underlying health conditions, can I be vaccinated early?
5. Can children be vaccinated for COVID-19?
6. How many doses are needed?
7. How do I get scheduled for my second dose/ "booster"?
8. What are the side effects of the vaccine?
9. Is the vaccine safe?
10. What are the benefits of getting the vaccine?
11. When will vaccines be available for the general public?
12. Do I need to make an appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine?
13. Where will the shots be administered?
14. I don't have a car, how can I get to the vaccine clinic?
15. Do people who get the vaccine still have to wear masks?
16. Why did you say you received vaccines, but I can’t have one yet?
17. What are the differences between the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines?