Before Your Vaccination
Because COVID-19 is a new disease with new vaccines, you may have questions about what happens before, during, and after your appointment to get vaccinated. Let us help you know what to expect when you get vaccinated and know what information your provider will give you after your visit.
Before Your Visit...
- See if a COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for you right now (see the Vaccine Availability section below).
- Learn more about the different types of COVID-19 vaccines and how they work.
- Learn more about the benefits of getting a COVID-19 vaccination.
If you qualify to receive a vaccination, call
(612) 823-2947 to set up your appointment and you can save time by pre-registering online.
During Your Visit...
As always, please be prepared with the proper PPE, such as a mask when arriving at the clinic. And be sure to let us know if you are feeling any symptoms of COVID-19.
You should receive a vaccination card or printout that tells you what COVID-19 vaccine you received, the date you received it, and where you received it.
You will also receive information about the specific COVID-19 vaccine you are being offered. Each authorized COVID-19 vaccine has its own information to help you understand the risks and benefits of receiving that specific vaccine.
If you have any other questions or concerns, we are more than happy to address them with you.
After Your Visit...
It takes time for your body to build protection after any vaccination. COVID-19 vaccines that require 2 shots may not protect you until a week or two after your second shot.
Common side effects may include pain or swelling on the arm where you got the shot. You may also experience fever, chills, tiredness or headache throughout your body.
The following prioritization is subject to further review with changes as more is learned about the vaccine, and in response to the ever changing COVID-19 pandemic.
The CDC recommends that initial supplies of COVID-19 vaccine be allocated to healthcare personnel and long-term care facility residents, individuals who appear to be at the highest risk of morbidity and mortality for Sars-Cov2, should be offered the first doses of COVID-19 vaccines followed by eldest to younger patients.
- Older adults in a care home and care home workers.
- Health (and Social) Care workers, and all those 80 years of age.
- People 75 years of age and older, because of the high risk of hospitalization, illness, morbidity and mortality from COVID-19.
- People 70 years of age and older, and “clinically extremely vulnerable” individuals – excluding pregnant women and those under 18 years of age.
- Those 65-70 years of age, people at an increased risk of illness, morbidity and mortality from COVID-19.
Call (612) 823-2947
to schedule an appointment.
Axis Nicollet Clinic
1801 Nicollet Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Axis Lake Clinic
1 West Lake Street,
(next to Banadir Pharmacy)
Axis Family Clinic
3638 Central Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418