COVID-19 VACCINE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Your health and safety is our number one priority.
Are there eligibility requirements to get the COVID-19 vaccine?
Visit the New York COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility page here to determine your eligibility.
Can I schedule a COVID-19 vaccine by phone?
Yes, we invite you to call ahead at 718-854-1384 or walk in to receive your shot. The Covid-19 Vaccine will be administered Monday through Friday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Please make only 1 (one) appointment per person.
How do I schedule my COVID-19 vaccination appointment?
We are not accepting appointments, but instead, invite you to call ahead at 718-854-1384 or walk in to receive your shot. The Covid-19 Vaccine will be administered Monday through Friday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Please make only 1 (one) appointment per person.
Are the vaccines located at both of your locations?
We are only offering the Covid-19 vaccine at VLS Pharmacy, located in Brooklyn, New York.
What type of COVID-19 vaccine does VLS Pharmacy administer?
VLS Pharmacy is currently administering the Moderna vaccine for both doses.
Will I be able to schedule my second dose at a different pharmacy than where I received the first dose?
No. You will need to receive your second dose from the same location you received your first dose of the vaccine.
How do I schedule my second-dose appointment?
The appointment for your second dose will be scheduled at the time of your first vaccine administration.
What do I bring with me to my vaccination appointment?
Please bring your state ID or driver’s license and your insurance card.
Will I pay anything for the COVID-19 Vaccine?
There will be no out-of-pocket cost to patients for COVID-19 vaccines.
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.
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.