VACCINATIONS WITH MIDDLESEX COUNTY
If you secure an appointment at the Middlesex Coutny Fire Academy through the NJVSS, please be sure to:
PLEASE NOTE... Due to the limited quantity of vaccinations available, if the person is not in the eligible categories as defined from the state, is not at least 18 years of age or does not have a scheduled appointment, they will not receive a vaccine.
If you've been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 90 days, you may not be eligible to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine at this time. Based on the estimated half-life of monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma as part of COVID-19 treatment/infection as well as evidence suggesting that reinfection is uncommon in the 90 days after initial infection, vaccination should be deferred for at least 90 days, as a precautionary measure until additional information becomes available, to avoid interference of the antibody that is already present with the vaccine induced immune response
THE DAY OF THE VACCINE
Be sure to bring your ID, required paperwork, and a mask. Wear comfortable clothing that can be removed to expose your arm for the shot and inspection during your observation period. You should plan on staying for at least an additional 15 minutes for observation on the day of your shot.
AFTER THE VACCINE
Some side effects are common, including:
- Pain and/or swelling in the arm where you got the shot
In most cases, discomfort from fever or pain is normal. Contact your doctor or healthcare provider:
- If the redness or tenderness where you got the shot increases after 24 hours
- If your side effects are worrying you or do not seem to be going away after a few days
The CDC has an infographic that highlights what you can expect after your shot, and has created a downloadable health screening tool called V-Safe, which will help understand any side effects after vaccination.
Since the COVID-19 vaccine is a two-dose series to be most effective, everyone receiving the vaccine is strongly advised to continue COVID-19 preventative measures such as:
- Register for the CDC's "V-Safe" Health Screening Tool
- Wear a mask in public at all times
- Wash hands frequently
- Maintain a safe distance of at least 6 feet from others
- Return (with your CDC Vaccination Card) for your second dose