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COVID-19 VACCINE FACT SHEETS

What to Expect with a COVID-19 Vaccination

COVID-19 TESTING AFTER JUNE 30, 2021

CVS

            Location: New Carlisle and Michigan City Location on Karwick Road

            Location Availability: Appointments are made through the CVS website after selecting a testing location and filling out a questionnaire

            Cost: Free

            Test: Diagnostic Lab

            Other Notes: Appointments can be made without a doctor’s order

Franciscan Express Care

            Location:    4111 Franklin St, Michigan City, IN 46360

            Location Availability:     Monday – Friday  8am-8pm & Saturday- Sunday  8am-6pm

            Cost: Free with insurance

            Test: Rapid

            Other Notes: The patient must have COVID symptoms and meet exam criteria for rapid testing

 

Franciscan Health

            Location: 3500 Franciscan Way, Michigan City, IN 46360.  Covid testing trailer in the east parking lot.            

            Location Availability: 7am-12pm

            Cost: Free with insurance

            Test: Rapid and Diagnostic Lab 

            Other Notes: Pre-registration is required along with an order from a Franciscan Physician

 

Health Linc

            Locations: 400 Teegarden St, La Porte, IN 46350 & 710 Franklin St #200, Michigan City, IN 46360

            Location Availability: Appointments can be made by calling each location

            Cost: Free with Insurance  

            Test: Rapid and Diagnostic Lab  

 

La Porte County Community Site

            Location: La Porte County Health Dept. Michigan City Branch Office

            Location Availability: 9am -7pm

            Cost: Free

            Test: Rapid and Diagnostic Lab

            Other Notes: Call to secure an appointment and no doctor’s order needed

 

Meijer

            Locations:   Michigan City and Valparaiso Sites

            Location Availability:   5am -12am

            Cost:   $23.99

            Test:   BinaxNOW Covid-19 Antigen Self-Test that is available to purchase in store

            Other Notes:   A doctor’s order or symptoms are not needed to receive the test

Phil’s Discount Drugs – Al’s Supermarket

            Locations:   The La Porte and Michigan City Sites

            Location Availability:   During Store operating hours

            Cost:  ~ $20

            Test:   BinaxNOW Covid-19 Antigen Self-Test that is available to purchase in store

            Other Notes:  A doctor’s order or symptoms are not needed to receive the test

Walgreens

            Locations:  The La Porte Site at 1302 W St Rd 2, La Porte, IN 46350 & both Michigan City locations

            Location Availability:  Appointments are made through the Walgreens Website after selecting a testing location and filling out a questionnaire

            Cost: Free Drive-Thru Covid-19 Testing

            Test: Rapid Diagnostic

            Other Notes: Testing is only for ages three and up

Walmart

            Locations: Michigan City and La Porte 

            Cost: $19.88

            Test: BinaxNOW Covid-19 Antigen Self-Test that is available to purchase in store 

            Other Notes: A doctor’s order or symptoms are not needed to receive the test

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Frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine

Why should I get vaccinated for COVID-19?


COVID-19 can cause serious illness or even death. There is no way to know how COVID-19 will affect you. And if you get sick, you could spread the disease to friends, family, and others around you. All COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the United States have been shown to be highly effective at preventing COVID-19 disease. Even if you still get infected after you get vaccinated, the vaccine may prevent serious illness.




Can the vaccine give me COVID-19?


No, the vaccine does not cause COVID-19. None of the approved COVID-19 vaccines contain the virus that causes COVID-19. It does take a few weeks after vaccination for your body to build up antibodies to protect you from the virus. That means it’s possible you could be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 just before or just after getting the vaccine and still get sick.




Will the shot hurt or make me sick?


Some people might get sore muscles, feel tired, or have mild fever after getting the vaccine. These reactions mean the vaccine is working to help teach your body how to fight COVID-19 if you are exposed. For most people, these side effects will last no longer than a few days. If you have any concerns, call your doctor or nurse.




Why do I need two COVID-19 shots?


Some COVID-19 vaccines need two shots. The first shot gets your body ready. If you are told you need two shots, make sure that you get your second shot at the time you are told, to make sure you have full protection.




Should I get vaccinated if I already had COVID-19?


Yes, you should still be vaccinated because you can become infected more than once. Although you may have some short-term natural protection (known as immunity) after recovering from COVID-19, we don’t know how long this protection will last. Vaccination is the best protection, and it is safe. People who get COVID-19 can have serious illnesses, and some have terrible symptoms that continue for months. If you have had COVID-19, ask your doctor, nurse, or clinic when you should be vaccinated.




When will I be able to get the vaccine?


Although CDC makes recommendations for who should be offered COVID-19 vaccine first, each state has its own plan for deciding who will be vaccinated first and how they can receive vaccines. Please contact your local health department for more information on COVID-19 vaccination in your area.




Do I have to pay for the vaccine?


No. The federal government is providing the vaccine free of charge to all people living in the United States.




What if I need transportation to the vaccine site?


The City of La Porte provides rides through the La Porte City Transporte. Call 219.362.6565 for scheduling information.





KEY MESSAGES

You can help stop the pandemic by getting a COVID-19 vaccine.


To stop this pandemic, we need to use all our prevention tools. Vaccines are one of the most effective tools to protect your health and prevent disease. Vaccines work with your body’s natural defenses so your body will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed (also called “immunity”).COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effectiveIn the coming months, doctors’ offices, retail pharmacies, hospitals, and clinics will offerCOVID-19 vaccine. Your doctor’s office or local pharmacy may have contacted you withinformation about their vaccine plans. If not, you can contact your state or local healthdepartment to find out when and where vaccines will be available in your community.




COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective


The U.S. vaccine safety system makes sure that all vaccines are as safe as possible.
Learn how the federal government is working to ensure the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.
CDC has developed a new tool, v-safe, to help us quickly find any safety issues with
COVID-19 vaccines. V-safe is a smartphone-based, after-vaccination health checker for
people who receive COVID-19 vaccines. Download the v-safe app after you are vaccinated! Studies show that COVID-19 vaccines are very effective at keeping you from getting COVID-19. Experts also think that getting a COVID-19 vaccine may help keep you from getting seriously ill even if you do get COVID-19. These vaccines cannot give you the disease.




The COVID-19 vaccine will be free for you


The federal government is providing the vaccine free of charge to people living in the United States. However, your vaccination provider may bill your insurance company, Medicaid, or Medicare for an administration fee.




After the COVID-19 vaccination, you may have some side effects. These are normal signs that your body is building protection.


The side effects from COVID-19 vaccination may feel like flu and might even affect your ability to do daily activities. Most of these side effects should go away in a few days.




You will still need to wear a mask and socially distance after getting each shot of the vaccine for now.


As experts learn more about how COVID-19 vaccination may help reduce spread of the disease, CDC will continue to use the latest science to update the recommendations for protecting communities.