MANA physicians encourage everyone 5 years and older to get the COVID-19 vaccine to protect against COVID-19. Extensive studies have found the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines to be safe and effective at preventing serious illness. Getting the vaccine will help keep you healthy and help us get back to normal activities.
According to CDC recommendations, children age 5 and older will receive an age-appropriate dose of vaccine. in addition, booster shots and 3rd doses are available. Vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect everyone, especially people at high risk.
COVID-19 Vaccine & Booster Appointments
For established patients age 5 and older, MANA offers the COVID-19 vaccine* by appointment at locations across Northwest Arkansas. Please call your doctor’s office to schedule a vaccine appointment.
|Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic||Age 18 and older||(479) 521-8200|
|Family Medicine Elkins||Age 5 and older||(479) 442-1676|
|Family Medicine North Fayetteville||Age 5 and older||(479) 443-3536|
|Family Medicine Pinnacle Hills||Age 5 and older||(479) 464-5599|
|Family Medicine Prairie Grove||Age 5 and older||479) 846-5005|
|Family Medicine South Fayetteville||Age 5 and older||(479) 442-2822|
|Family Medicine Springdale||Age 5 and older||(479) 750-3630|
|Family Medicine SW Bentonville||Age 5 and older||(479) 464-5590|
|Family Medicine Thompson Street||Age 5 and older||(479) 756-1300|
|Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics||Age 5 to 20||(479) 442-7322|
* COVID-19 Vaccine supplies are subject to change and may not be available at all MANA locations.
COVID vaccines are at no cost to the patient.
If you have insurance, MANA charges your insurance an administration fee, but the vaccine is free. If you do not have insurance, you should will not be charged for the vaccine or administration. If you receive a statement in error, please call (479) 571-5370 so we can correct the matter.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who should get the COVID-19 vaccine?
Everyone who meets the criteria for the COVID-19 vaccine should get the vaccine as soon as it is available to them. When you get the COVID-19 vaccine, you are reducing your risk of disease, hospitalization, severe complications, and even death.
At this time, the FDA has cleared COVID-19 vaccines from the following companies:
- Jenssen/Johnson & Johnson
The vaccine has not been approved for children under 5 at this time.
How does the COVID-19 Vaccine work?
The vaccine teaches your immune system how to fight the virus that causes COVID-19 and will keep you from getting sick with the virus. The vaccines approved for use in the U.S. do not contain the live virus that causes COVID-19.
Is the COVID-19 Vaccine effective?
Studies show that Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines effectively keep 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.
Does the vaccine protect against COVID-19 variants?
There are fears in regards to COVID variants that have emerged, and this remains a concern.
However, the vaccine appears to be protective against variants as well as the novel SARS virus that emerged last year. Furthermore, a durable antibody response appears to have been achieved, either from vaccination or from contracting the virus. There appears to be a very low rate of re-infection; almost always among patients with very limited immune systems.
What are the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine?
Any medications or vaccines have possible side effects. After getting the COVID-19 shot, you may have swelling or soreness at the site of the injection. Some people have experienced fatigue, low-grade fever, headaches, or body aches that go away after a few days. These are normal side effects and are a sign your body is building immunity. The vaccines approved for use in the U.S. have not shown any serious side effects in clinical trials. Talk to your doctor about any concerns you may have. Watch our video from Dr. Hardin to learn more.
When you receive the first shot of the vaccine, the CDC asks vaccine recipients to enroll in V-Safe Vaccination Health Checker to monitor symptoms and set up reminders for the second vaccine.
Visit the CDC website for the latest information on the COVID-19 Vaccine.