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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

The COVID-19 Vaccine has arrived at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital for our Healthcare Workers!

Here are some answers to your frequently asked questions

The vaccine is a two dose vaccine, meaning that you will receive two shots in total two separate days. The first dose of the vaccine will be available for Team Members in Room CP124 during the following dates and times: December 14 from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm; December 15 - December 18 from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm; December 21 - December 23 from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm; and December 24 from 6:00 am to 12:00 pm.

No. The vaccine will be available free of charge, and will be supplied and administered by the hospital..

No. But, please coordinate with the leader of your department so that departmental resources are not affected.


Yes. Depending on the vaccine manufacturer, you will need to receive a second dose at either 21 or 28 days after receiving the initial dose. When you receive the first dose, you will be scheduled for a second dose.

As you will not be permitted to undress, your attire should allow the vaccine administrator easy access to your entire arm.

Not at this time.

To comply with New York State prioritization guidelines, and as a result of limited supply, Emergency Department, ICU, and CCU Team Members will receive vaccine administration priority.

No. All Team Members must continue to abide by the hospital’s COVID-19 related policies, which currently dictate that Team Members must wear a mask and eye protection.

Yes. Per the CDC, at this time, experts do not know how long someone is protected from getting sick again after recovering from COVID-19. The immunity someone gains from having an infection, called natural immunity, varies from person to person. Some early evidence suggests natural immunity may not last very long.

No. COVID-19 vaccines will not give you COVID-19.

The vaccines that will be available to Team Members have a greater than 90% efficacy.

No. After receiving the vaccine, you may experience symptoms such as fever, and should not get tested for COVID-19 unless symptoms persist for more than 48 hours.

Stopping a pandemic requires using all the tools available. Vaccines work with your immune system so your body will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed. Other steps, like covering your mouth and nose with a mask and staying at least 6 feet away from others, help reduce your chance of being exposed to the virus or spreading it to others. Together, COVID-19 vaccination and following the CDC’s recommendations to protect yourself and others will offer the best protection from COVID-19.

Pfizer notes that the most commonly reported side effects include pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, joint pain, and fever. Of note, more people experienced these side effects after the second dose than after the first dose, so it is important for vaccination providers and recipients to expect that there may be some side effects after either dose, but even more so after the second dose.

Need to reach Employee Health and Wellness?

Please call 718-869-7695 | Office Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm | Monday through Friday

Are you a Team Member in need of scheduling a COVID-19 Test?

The COVID Testing Unit (CTU) is available 7 days a week from 7:30 am – 7:00 pm.

Please call 718-869-5756.

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