The COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to protect you and your family from the virus. InterCare has the updated Moderna COVID-19 vaccine available at our health centers in Bangor, Benton Harbor, Eau Claire, Holland and Pullman. Call 855-869-6800 to make an appointment or for more information. Walk-ins are available.

Here are some frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Why is COVID-19 vaccination important?
COVID-19 can have serious, life-threatening complications, and there is no way to know how COVID-19 will affect you. Vaccines will work with your immune system so it will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed.

Is the vaccine safe?
The process used to approve the COVID-19 vaccines is the same proven process that was used to create safe and effective vaccines for the flu, polio, measles, whooping cough and more.

Can the vaccine give me COVID-19?
No, the vaccine provides your body a code which helps it recognize the virus, so your body can fight off COVID-19 in the future.

After getting a COVID-19 vaccine, will I test positive for COVID-19 on a viral test?
No, none of the vaccines currently approved or in clinical trials will cause you to test positive for COVID-19.

If I already had COVID-19, should I get vaccinated?
Yes, you should still get the COVID-19

Is there a cost to receive the vaccine?
There are no fees to receive the vaccine.

Does the vaccine have any side effects?
After COVID-19 vaccination, you may have some mild side effects. This is a normal sign that your body is building protection. The side effects from COVID-19 vaccination may feel like flu and might even affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Your arm may be sore, red, or warm to the touch. You may experience a low-grade fever, headache, and just a general feeling of “not yourself”. These are signs that your immune system is doing exactly what it is supposed to, which is produce an immune response for you to have protection against this disease.

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