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COVID-19 Vaccine

Planned Parenthood encourages people to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they are able. Each of the vaccines offers a safe and effective way to fight this dangerous pandemic and build a strong, healthy future for you, your family, and community.

Planned Parenthood North Central States is not currently offering COVID-19 Vaccines.   In the meantime, patients can explore state specific resources for more information on who’s eligible and how to make an appointment to get vaccinated, including the Department of Health Vaccine Finder.

 

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State Resources

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Iowa
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Minnesota
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Other Resources

These resources are provided by the federal government.

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COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

Who is eligible for the vaccine?

Individuals who are 5-years-old and up are now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Getting the vaccine as soon as you can is the best way to stay safe and healthy and help stop the spread of COVID-19.

At Planned Parenthood, we are proud to offer the COVID-19 vaccine at select health centers to anyone 18-years-old and older. Check ppncs.org/covid-vaccine for the most up-to-date information.

How much does the COVID-19 vaccine cost?

The cost of the actual vaccine is covered by the federal government.

Most insurance plans will cover the full cost of administering the vaccine, so you don’t pay anything out-of-pocket. If you have questions about coverage, please contact your insurance company.

If you don’t have insurance, you do not need to pay out-of-pocket for the vaccine.

Do I need insurance to get the COVID-19 vaccine?

No. You don’t need insurance to get the vaccine at no cost to you. However, if you are insured, please bring your insurance information. Most insurance plans cover the full cost of administering the vaccine, so you don’t pay anything out-of-pocket.

Which COVID-19 vaccine does Planned Parenthood offer?

We are offering the vaccines allotted to us by federal and state health authorities. The brand may vary by date and location.

How many shots will I need?

The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses to be effective. The doses are given either 21 or 28 days apart, depending on which vaccine you receive.

The Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine is given as a single dose.

Booster shots have recently been authorized. If you received the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, you may receive a booster 6 months after your second dose. If you received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, a booster may be administered 2 months after the completion of the single-dose.

Do I have to get both vaccines at Planned Parenthood?

No. If you get the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, you can get the second dose at any provider. If you get the Pfizer vaccine, the second dose should be administered 21 days after the initial shot. If you get the Moderna vaccine, the second dose should be administered 28 days after the initial shot.

The Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine is a single dose, so you will not need a follow-up appointment.

How does COVID-19 relate to sexual health care?

Great question! To learn more about COVID-19 and your sexual health, visit the Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s website.

How do I learn about future vaccination events?

Check this page to get the latest details. You can find it directly at PPNCS.org/COVID-Vaccine.

Does my booster shot need to be the same vaccine as my first shot?

No. The CDC recommendations now allow you to mix and match dosing for booster shots. You may get whichever type of COVID-19 vaccine is available.

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