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COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

At LifeScape, we aim to deliver the vaccine safely, in line with recommendations from federal and state governments and the CDC to ensure fair and equitable distribution. 

On January 19th, 2021 distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines in Maricopa County enter Phase 1C - meaning, in addition to health care workers, residents of long-term care facilities, K-12 school staff, childcare workers, law enforcement/protective services, and adults age 75 and older now those with health conditions that cause significant COVID-19 disease risk and adults age 65 and older are also eligible to receive the vaccine. 

More information on the distribution phase of COVID-19 vaccines can be found here.

We will continue to provide LifeScape Health Alerts as vaccine information emerges but we also encourage you to monitor your pharmacy's website and the Maricopa county website here.

Below are answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

How can I get on the list to get vaccinated?

At this time, COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed to prioritized individuals. Those who qualify can register here. As supplies and vaccine options increase, pharmacies will be the main site of vaccine availability so please monitor your pharmacy website for registration links and the Maricopa county website here.

AzDHS survey tool for employers of essential workers eligible for Phase 1B vaccination [click here].

When am I likely to get my vaccine?

Phase 1A; vaccination of healthcare providers/EMS/nursing home staff & residents is near completion. Thankfully your LifeScape team received their first vaccine dose in early January!

Phase 1B; vaccination of K-12 school staff and childcare workers, law enforcement/protective services, and adults age 75 and older will be underway starting January 11th, 2021. 

Phase 1C; vaccination of those with health conditions that cause significant COVID-19 disease risk and adults age 65 and older will be underway starting January 19th, 2021. 

Our current "guess"-timate of vaccine availability: 

Late Spring - Summer 2021: Younger, lower risk people

Unknown: Vaccination of children or pregnant women as studies are still in progress

NOTE: We will notify patients as soon as we receive vaccine allotment to distribute and will follow CDC guidelines to prioritize those at highest risk.

Continue to Support Your Community's Health

Regardless if you are vaccinated, previously infected, or still vulnerable, please keep doing your part to keep our community healthy through the use of masks, social distancing and rigorous hygiene to stop the devastating community surge that is projected to kill 1 out of every 1,000 Americans. Vaccines are projected to save 28,000 American lives and rigorous use of masks alone is projected to save close to 60,000!

CHECK YOUR FACTS!

FACT: You can't get COVID-19 or spread it from the vaccine.

"The mRNA vaccines don't contain virus. They instruct your body to make a protein found on the virus that triggers an immune reaction, creating immunity to the virus. Though it is critical to get the 2nd shot. At best, you only get about 52% protection from the first shot but 94% to 95% after the second. Come back 21 days later for Pfizer and 28 days later for Moderna second doses. If you get a first shot, use v-safe to set a reminder on a smartphone for when to get second shot, as well as to reports side effects."
>> Read more on consumerlab.com

FACT: The vaccine takes about 7 days to work after the 2nd shot.

"Don't assume you're protected from COVID-19 immediately after receiving the second shot, and certainly not during the 21 to 28 days between the first and second shot. Even after being fully vaccinated, there is a very small chance of getting COVID-19. Continue to follow guidelines for social distancing and protection, including wearing a mask."
>> Read more on consumerlab.com

FACT: The vaccine may cause mild side effects

"Injection site pain (typical for any vaccine) and flu-like symptoms (especially after the 2nd shot) are the most common side effects for both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. These side effects are typically short-lived and not severe."
>> Read more on consumerlab.com

 

For more information check out our COVID-19 Testing Guide & COVID-19 Symptom Guide

 

Submit this form and a LifeScape team member will contact you as soon as possible to schedule your COVID-19 Test.

Note: we'll be calling to schedule via a blocked number

 

 

LifeScape is here to serve you and your loved ones throughout this pandemic. Please reach out with any questions or concerns you may have. See more of our COVID-19 Resources & Support offerings here.

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