Frequently Asked Questions
Is the vaccination safe?
Yes. All approved COVID-19 vaccines in the United States have been subject to highly rigorous monitoring procedures. Any vaccine approved for use in the US must meet FDA regulations and therefore show that it is safe and effective.
Tens and thousands of people have participated in clinical trials, which have shown these vaccines to be extremely safe and effective. They have also met the stringent standards required for approval by the Food and Drug Authority (FDA).
So far, in the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of Americans have safely been inoculated against the virus, protecting themselves and those around them.
Learn more about the safety of the FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines at the CDC’s informational website, here.
Do vaccines have microchips?
No. No vaccine contains microchips and there is no evidence that any person that has been vaccinated against COVID-19 has been implanted with a microchip.
No. While mRNA vaccines use a tiny piece of genetic material from the COVID-19 virus, called mRNA, this mRNA cannot and does not alter a person’s DNA. The mRNA acts as a set of instructions to the body’s immune cells to help them recognize the COVID-19 virus and therefore produce antibodies that help fight off the virus.
What vaccines do you use?
We use the three FDA-approved vaccines - Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and Pfizer - to carry out our vaccinations.
Are there any side effects?
Some mild to moderate side effects have been reported from patients following a COVID-19 vaccination, though these tend to pass within a few days.
The most common side effects experienced after COVID-19 vaccination include:
Pain and swelling in the injection arm
Side effects are generally a sign of your body responding to the vaccine and building up immunity against the virus.
Who can get vaccinated?
Anyone over the age of 5 can be vaccinated with Pfizer, and anyone over the age of 18 can be vaccinated with Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.
You do not need to be a US citizen to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Vaccination is completely free of charge.
No, you do not need health insurance to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. If you don’t have insurance, you’ll simply need to sign an attestation stating that you are uninsured and you will still be able to get vaccinated at no cost.
Please bring some form of ID and proof of health insurance (if you have it).
How long does vaccination take?
Our team strives to be as efficient as possible, while also ensuring that you feel safe and secure.
Before we administer your vaccination, a ZUBI Health team member will screen you for COVID-19 by checking your temperature and requiring you to fill out some forms beforehand (if you have not done so already online prior to arriving at your appointment).
The vaccination itself takes less than a minute. You will then wait with us for at least 15 minutes after getting your shot so that we can observe and/or monitor you before you leave.