COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Below is the plan for COVID-19 Vaccines as outlined by the state.
Updated 04/06/2021: Currently, Public Health is distributing vaccines to anyone 16 years of age or older! Cedar Point Health is not currently involved with vaccine distribution. Register with your county using the appropriate link below or look for registration opportunities at local pharmacies.
Current Phase: 2
If you have any questions regarding your specific health needs, please contact your primary care provider before getting registered for the COVID-19 vaccine.
COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ
When can I receive the vaccine?
Public health has established a strategy for distribution of the vaccine. The general structure will look like this:
1. Healthcare workers, first responders, nursing home residents, frontline essential workers, and people age 70 and up (winter)
2. High risk patients and other essential workers (spring)
3. General public (summer)
Where can I receive the vaccine?
Most vaccine is distributed by your local County Public Health. Local pharmacies may soon have vaccine supplies, but the current plan is to continue to require registration through the county registration pages listed above.
Can I be placed on a waiting list for COVID-19?
Each County has created registration lists for a “first come, first served” distribution of the vaccine. If you qualify for the current distribution phase, follow your county’s link above.
Am I high risk?
High risk individuals include:
• People with chronic lung disease including moderate to severe asthma.
• People who have serious heart conditions.
• People who have weakened immune systems.
• People determined to be at high risk by a licensed health care provider.
What are the common side effects of the vaccine?
The most common side effect of the COVID-19 vaccines include arm soreness, muscle aches, headache, or fever. Symptoms are more common after the second dose and generally last 1-2 days.
Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine?
No. The vaccine is made from only a small, noninfectious part of the virus that cannot cause COVID-19.
What symptoms can I expect from the vaccine?
It is common to have pain and swelling in the arm where you are injected. Fever, chills, fatigue, and headache may also occur.
Can I receive COVID-19 vaccine with the medications I take?
There are currently no medications which prevent receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
Do I need the vaccine if I already had COVID-19?
Natural immunity after COVID-19 is known to decrease over time. We do recommend vaccination even if you previously had COVID-19.
How much does the vaccine cost?
There is no cost for the vaccine.