Kore Lab Solutions is committed to ensuring seamless and efficient administration of the COVID-19 vaccine to keep our communities safe with COVID-19 vaccinations available.
The U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 11, 2020 with initial doses being distributed in accordance with CDC recommendations. Distribution for the COVID vaccine in Kansas City is being governed by the State of Kansas.
Vaccine supply changes daily. Please confirm with the provider both your eligibility for and their availability of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Will I be able to choose which COVID-19 vaccine I get?
Yes, depending on which vaccines Kore Lab Solutions has in stock. All currently authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and CDC does not recommend one vaccine over another. The most important decision is to get a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. Widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the pandemic.
People should be aware that a risk of a rare condition called thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS) has been reported following vaccination with the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine. TTS is a serious condition that involves blood clots with low platelet counts. This problem is rare, and most reports were in women between 18 and 49 years old. For women 50 years and older and men of any age, this problem is even more rare. There are other COVID-19 vaccine options available for which this risk has not been seen (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna).
What are some common side effects of the COVID-19 vaccines?
After getting vaccinated you might have some side effects, which are normal signs that your immune system is building protection. Common side effects are pain, redness, and swelling in the arm where you received the shot, as well as tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, fever, and nausea throughout the rest of the body. These side effects could affect your ability to perform your daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Learn more about what to expect after getting a COVID-19 vaccine.
If I am pregnant, can I receive the COVID-19 vaccine?
Yes, if you are pregnant, you can receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
You might want to have a conversation with your healthcare provider to help you decide whether to get vaccinated. While such a conversation might be helpful, it is not required before vaccination. Learn more about vaccination considerations for people who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
If you are pregnant and have received a COVID-19 vaccine, Kore Labs encourages you to enroll in v-safe, CDC’s smartphone-based tool that provides personalized health check-ins after vaccination. A v-safe pregnancy registry has been established to gather information on the health of pregnant people who have received a COVID-19 vaccine.
How long does protection from the vaccine last?
Scientists are not yet sure how long protection lasts for those who are vaccinated but the clinical trial data suggests that protection lasts at minimum 6 months and but could be as long as 2-3 years. What we do know is that COVID-19 has caused very serious illness and death for a lot of people. If you get COVID-19, you also risk giving it to loved ones who may become severely sick. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is a safer choice. Scientists are working to learn more about both natural immunity and vaccine-induced immunity. The CDC will keep the public informed as new evidence becomes available.
Do I need to wear a mask and social distance from others if I have been fully vaccinated?
It depends. For now, fully vaccinated people can gather indoors without physical distancing or wearing masks with:
- Other people who are fully vaccinated
- Unvaccinated people from one other household, unless any of those people or anyone they live with has an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19
Until more is known, fully vaccinated people should continue to wear masks and stay 6 feet apart from other people in other settings, like when they are in public or visiting with unvaccinated people from multiple households. Additional recommendations can be found at When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated.
Is it safe for my child to receive the COVID-19 vaccine?
Yes. Studies show that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Like adults, children may have some side effects after COVID-19 vaccination. These side effects may affect their ability to do daily activities, but should go away in a few days. Children age 12 and older are now eligible for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19 vaccines have been used under the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history, including studies in children 12 years and older. Children cannot get COVID-19 from a COVID-19 vaccine.
Who pays for the COVID-19 vaccine?
The federal government is providing the vaccines free of charge to all persons living in the United States regardless of their immigration or health insurance status