COVID-19 Vaccine

What to do if I test positive for COVID?

Neighborhood Healthcare has free oral medication available to treat COVID that will reduce your chance of being hospitalized.

If you test positive for Covid, please call 760-737-6975 to schedule a virtual visit with a provider to see if you are eligible and arrange to receive the medication.

Got COVID? Learn about free treatment options.


For COVID or flu vaccines visit one of our community events hosted throughout San Diego and Riverside counties, which can be found by following us on Facebook or visiting events on Facebook.

Appointments and walk-ins are available for members of our community and our patients. We are offering flu, COVID and booster vaccines. Vaccine appointments can be scheduled using My Turn at 

We are distributing the vaccines quickly and safely. Stay updated on the latest information on our COVID-19 vaccination efforts by visiting this webpage.


  • Children aged 5 who completed the Pfizer-BioNTech primary series should only get the updated (bivalent) Pfizer-BioNTech booster.

    Children aged 5 who completed the Moderna primary series can get a different product for their updated (bivalent) booster than they got for their primary series.

    People ages 6 years and older can get a different product for their updated (bivalent) booster than they got for their primary series or last booster.

Updated Feb 6, 2023 CDC source

Choosing Your COVID-19 Booster Shot

You may choose which COVID-19 vaccine you receive as a booster shot. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.

If we need a booster shot, does that mean that the vaccines aren’t working?

No. COVID-19 vaccines are working well to prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death, even against the widely circulating Delta variant. However, public health experts are starting to see reduced protection, especially among certain populations, against mild and moderate disease.

What are the risks to getting a booster shot?

So far, reactions reported pdf icon[4.7 MB, 88 pages] after getting the Pfizer-BioNTech booster shot were similar to that of the 2-shot primary series. Fatigue and pain at the injection site were the most commonly reported side effects, and overall, most side effects were mild to moderate. However, as with the 2-shot primary series, serious side effects are rare, but may occur.

Am I still considered “fully vaccinated” if I don’t get a booster shot?

Yes. Everyone is still considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a 2-shot series, such as the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as the J&J/Janssen vaccine.

COVID-19 VACCINE Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is a vaccine?

A vaccine is a product that stimulates your immune system to produce antibodies, exactly like it would if you were exposed to the disease. After getting vaccinated, you develop immunity to that disease, without having to get the disease first. This is what makes vaccines such powerful medicine. Unlike most medicines, which treat or cure diseases, vaccines prevent them.

Why should I get the vaccine?

You can reduce your risk of infection, disease, hospitalization, severe complications, and even death by getting vaccinated. The early results for the vaccine clinical trial indicate 74-95% efficacy at preventing COVID-19 symptoms.

Who should get the COVID vaccine?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the COVID-19 vaccines emergency use in individuals 12 years of age and older.

How much will it cost to receive a COVID-19 vaccine?

There will be no cost associated with the COVID-19 vaccine.

Can I get the vaccine if I’ve already had (tested positive) COVID-19?

Yes. If you’ve tested positive for COVID-19, you are still eligible to receive the vaccine.

Can I get the COVID-19 vaccine if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

As a friendly reminder, COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for pregnant people. The CDC continues to recommend COVID-19 vaccination for all people aged 12 years and older, including people who are pregnant, recently pregnant (including those who are lactating), who are trying to get pregnant now, or who might become pregnant in the future.

CDC recommendations align with those from professional medical organizations serving people who are pregnant, including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

For more information regarding vaccination while pregnant, breastfeeding, or lactating, click here

Will I experience side effects?

Our vaccinators are trained to administer the COVID-19 vaccine will monitor you for side effects for at least 15 minutes after receiving your vaccine. Any vaccine can cause mild side effects. The ones identified with the COVID-19 vaccine may include but are not limited to, pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, muscle pain, joint pain, and fever. Of note, more people experienced these side effects after the second dose than after the first dose. In most cases, discomfort from fever or pain is normal. Contact us if redness or tenderness where you got the shot increases after 24 hours or if your side effects are worrying you.

Click below for additional information

Moderna fact sheet English

Moderna Fact sheet Spanish