TVH Covid Vaccine Program Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Are there eligibility requirements to get the COVID-19 vaccine at The Villages Health?

Patients must be 18 and older and meet the CDC requirements. Additional eligibility requirements will be verified during the scheduling process at the time of vaccination.

What type of COVID-19 vaccine does The Villages Health administer?

The Villages Health currently provides the Moderna vaccine.

Can I receive the vaccine if I am NOT a patient of The Villages Health?

Currently, vaccines at The Villages Health care centers are open to all over the age of 18.

Can I get on a waiting list or be notified when more COVID-19 vaccines are available at The Villages Health?

We are unable to provide email notifications regarding vaccine availability at this time, although we are looking at this option for the future. Please continue to check The Villages Health COVID-19 Vaccine page for updates regarding email notification availability.

If I am not presently eligible for a vaccine through The Villages Health program, what other websites can I check to find a vaccine appointment.

Supplies permitting, vaccine appointments can also be set up through:

Can I schedule a COVID-19 vaccine by phone?

Vaccinations for individuals 18 years of age and older will be available at all of our Primary Care Centers on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1 PM - 3 PM. Walk-ins only will be accepted. Please do not call to make an appointment.

Health Questions

Why should I get the vaccine?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), getting the COVID-19 vaccine provides an additional layer of protection that will help keep you safe, in addition to following CDC-recommended social distancing practices*.

Do I still need to practice social distancing and wear a mask if I receive the vaccine?

According to the CDC, yes, you should still wear a mask, practice social distancing, and wash your hands frequently even if you receive the vaccine.

I already had COVID-19 and recovered. Will the vaccine provide any benefit to me?

Yes. The CDC recommends you still receive the vaccine. For more information regarding your health, please talk to your primary care physician.

What are the most common side effects?

Some common side effects at the injection site include soreness, redness, or warmth to the touch. Some people report chills, fatigue, headache, or fever after getting the vaccine, especially the second dose. For more details about side effects of the vaccines approved for emergency use, visit the CDC's website.

How can I report any severe side effects or issues that I have?

Upon receiving the vaccine, you will be given information about where to report adverse effects, including the CDC’s new V-safe system. For details about the CDC's V-safe program, visit the CDC's website. You can also complete a Vaccine Adverse Event Report System (VAERS) report online. For details and to make a report, visit the VAERS website.

If you experience a severe allergic reaction, the FDA recommends you call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.

Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine?

According to the CDC, no. Currently authorized vaccines do not contain the live COVID-19 virus. The vaccine carries genetic material that allows your immune system to create antibodies that will combat the COVID-19 virus.

Where can I get more information about the Moderna Vaccine?

Visit one of the links below to see facts about the Moderna Vaccine