COVID-19 Vaccination FAQ


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) About the COVID-19 Vaccine

How much does the vaccine shot cost?
Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center (WCCHC) is offering COVID-19 vaccinations, FREE to anyone ages 5+ (a signed parental/guardian consent is required for ages 5-17).

What kind of vaccination does Waianae Comp offer?
Pfizer

Is Waianae Comp offering the COVID-19 vaccine booster yet and how can I get it?
Yes. Waianae Comp is offering the Pfizer vaccine booster shot to anyone ages 18+ at our Waianae Community COVID Response Center in Nānākuli and our Comprehensive Professional Pharmacy in Waianae Tamura Super Market; plus patients can ask their Waianae Comp provider while in clinic or call (808) 427-3659.

Where can I get the COVID-19 vaccine shot for adults and children?
  • Waianae Community COVID Response Center (located at our old Nanakuli Clinic behind the McDonald's restaurant)
    • Available to Anyone Ages 12+
    • 2-dose Pfizer vaccination
    • Schedule an appointment online at wcchc.com/COVID19 or call our COVID HOTLINE at (808) 697-3170 – walk-in’s are welcomed too!
  • All of our Primary Care Clinics (located in Waianae, Nanakuli, Kapolei, and Waipahu)
    • Available to Anyone Ages 5+
    • 2-dose Pfizer vaccination
    • Patients can ask their medical provider while in clinic or to schedule an appointment, call (808) 427-3659.
  • Comprehensive Professional Pharmacy (located inside the Tamura Super Market in Waianae)
    • Available to Anyone ages 12+
    • 2-dose Pfizer vaccine
    • To schedule an appointment, call (808) 427-3659 – walk-in's are welcomed too!

Who should get the COVID-19 vaccination?

  • It is recommended for everyone age 5 and above, even if you have been infected with COVID-19 before and even if you're a pregnant or breastfeeding woman.
  • People with moderate to severe immunocompromised systems should receive an additional dose. This includes people who have:
    • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
    • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
    • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
    • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
    • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
    • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
    • Speak to your healthcare provider about your medical condition and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for you.

Is the vaccine safe?
COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends you get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. Millions of people in the United States have received the COVID-19 vaccines which met the Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval for use under emergency use authorization (EUA). The vaccines continue to undergo intensive safety monitoring. Visit the CDC website for more information on the Safety of COVID-19

What to expect after getting a COVID-19 vaccine: Common Side Effects:

On the arm where you got the shot:
  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling
Throughout the rest of your body:
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Muscle Pain
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Nausea

Visit the CDC website – Possible Side Effects After Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine