COVID-19 Vaccine & NOCHS Clinic – Q and A

Thank you for your interest in the COVID-19 vaccine.

Here are some of your most commonly questions regarding our vaccine clinic or the vaccine itself.

NOCHS’ vaccine clinic is by appointment only. We will not be allowing anyone to wait on stand-by at our clinic nor will we be keeping a wait list day of.

We will continue to send out notifications as we receive more vaccine. You will remain on our list until you received the vaccine.

How do I sign up for the vaccine?
Click here to sign-up for text or email notifications?

What do I do if I don’t have a computer or email?
Call 2-1-1 and they can help sign you up for a vaccine clinic in your area.

Can I sign up my parents?
Yes, you may sign up your parents, but you must fill out the form (excluding the contact information) with all of their information.

How long will it be before you get vaccine?
Unfortunately, we do not know that answer. Our vaccine supply is determined by the state of Michigan. Please know, once you sign-up and are in our system you will be in it until you receive an appointment. You may opt-out at any time, by clicking unsubscribe at the bottom or the email or texting STOP if you signed up for text alerts.

Do I have to sign up again if I didn’t get an appointment this time?
No, once you sign-up, you are in our system you will be in it until you receive an appointment.

Why haven’t you given me an appointment yet?
Appointments can only be made if you are in our notification system. Click here to sign up.

I heard that you sometimes have extra vaccines at the end of the day, is it OK if I come in and wait. 
No, we are not allowing anyone to wait in our clinic. The only way you can receive a vaccine is if you have an appointment.

I had my first shot but I don’t know when I am supposed to come back for the second shot.
If you were given a PFIZER vaccine, you will return to the clinic 21 days after your first dose.

If you were given a MODERNA vaccine, you will return to the clinic 28 days after your first dose.

Second shots are on a walk-in basis. The clinic is open from 9 am to 4 pm, unless notified.

If you don’t know what day you had your first shot, please check the white CDC Vaccine card you were given at your first appointment.

What if I lost my vaccine card and I don’t remember which day I received my first dose?
Please email about your replacement card.

How can I confirm that I am on your notification list?
If you signed-up for notifications, you are on our list. If you would like confirmation, please call 616.842.3600 and select COVID information from the phone tree.

If I already had COVID-19, should I still get the vaccine?
Yes. There are several reasons for this. First, and most important, you could become re-infected, especially if your initial infection was mild and your body did not produce sufficient antibodies. Second, we do not know how long the natural antibodies you might have produced will last. You do not want to run the risk of coming down with COVID again, especially a more serious case of it.

If I have COVID now, should I get the vaccine?
No, you should wait until you are fully recovered before receiving the vaccine. Typically, you should wait 10-15 days after symptom onset or diagnosis to ensure you are no longer carrying the active virus. If you were treated for COVID-19 symptoms with monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma, you should wait 90 days before getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

Can I get the COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as another vaccine?
CDC recommends to wait at least 14 days before getting any other vaccine, including a flu or shingles vaccine, if you get your COVID-19 vaccine first. And if you get another vaccine first, wait at least 14 days before getting your COVID-19 vaccine.

If a COVID-19 vaccine is inadvertently given within 14 days of another vaccine, you do not need to restart the COVID-19 vaccine series; you should still complete the series on schedule.

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