The CORE Institute Is Now Offering COVID-19 Vaccinations
In an effort to help control the spread of COVID-19, The CORE Institute in Arizona is now offering the COVID-19 vaccine. Current eligibility requirements are determined by the Arizona Department of Health Services and may change based on vaccine availability. To see if you currently qualify for vaccination, please visit the Arizona Department of Health Services website for the most up to date information on age groups and underlying medical conditions that qualify:
If You Qualify for Vaccination
If you qualify, The CORE Institute is offering vaccinations at several of our locations throughout the Phoenix area. You can make an appointment using our online scheduling tool below. Vaccinations will be administered by The CORE Institute clinical staff and second vaccination doses (if needed) will be scheduled when you arrive for your first vaccination.
Frequently Asked Vaccination Questions
Is the COVID-19 Vaccine Safe?
The COVID-19 vaccine is being held to the same safety standards as all vaccines. In order for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve COVID-19 vaccine use in the U.S., the vaccines have to show they are safe and effective with the benefits from the vaccine being greater than the risks.
The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines are safe as possible. Even with the rapid development and testing of COVID-19 vaccines, safety was not sacrificed in favor of speed. There are steps that scientists must follow in order to demonstrate vaccine safety before the vaccines reach the public and these steps cannot be skipped. The life cycle of the vaccine is carefully reviewed by independent committees of scientists and clinical experts and includes the following:
- FDA’s Vaccine and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) carefully reviews all safety data from clinical trials and authorizes emergency vaccine use only when the expected benefits outweigh potential risks.
- The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) then reviews all safety data before recommending any COVID-19 vaccine for use.
- After a vaccine is authorized for use, FDA and CDC will continue to monitor the safety of COVID-19 vaccines, to make sure even very rare side effects are identified.
As with any medication, side effects may occur with the COVID-19 vaccines. The vaccines are expected to produce short-term (approx. 24-72 hours) side effects after vaccination, particularly after the 2nd dose. Short-term side effects include: injection site pain, tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, joint pain, fever, injection site redness or swelling, nausea, feeling unwell, and swollen lymph nodes.
No significant safety concerns were identified in the COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials. The CDC and FDA encourage the public to report possible side effects to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).
Does The COVID-19 Vaccine Have Side Effects?
You may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. The mRNA vaccines are expected to produce short-term side effects after vaccination (within 24-72 hours post-vaccination), particularly after the 2nd dose. Common side effects include: injection site pain and swelling, tiredness, headache, chills, body aches, and fever. Other clinical signs/symptoms (e.g. cough, shortness of breath, loss of smell) are not expected from the vaccine and should be evaluated as a possible COVID-19 infection. No significant safety concerns were identified in the COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials. The CDC and FDA encourage the public to report severe allergic reactions to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).
For answers to other Frequently Asked Questions, please visit the Arizona Department of Health of Health Services below.
How To Schedule Your Vaccination
To schedule your COVID-19 vaccination, please use our online scheduling tool below.
How to schedule:
- Please call 866.974.2673
2. You can schedule online below by following the steps below:
- Click schedule an appointment
- Enter your information
- Select an in-person appointment in Arizona
- Select vaccination as an option