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COVID-19 VACCINES SPONSORED BY ADAMS

*THIS PAGE IS PERIODICALLY UPDATED*

PLEASE NOTE:

Taking COVID-19 vaccines currently licensed in America does not invalidate the fast as per the opinion of the majority of Islamic scholars (e.g. Fiqh Council of North America, Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America, and Initiative on Islam and Medicine)

1ST, 2ND, AND BOOSTER DOSE AVAILABLE

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As Salamu Alaikum Dear Community.

 

ADAMS along with our volunteers and partnership clinics have administered more than 38,000 COVID-19 vaccination shots so far and counting. 3rd dose Pfizer vaccine (also known as booster shot) is now approved for more individuals. Please see the details and vaccination schedule below.

  • Who can get the 3rd (booster) Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine dose?

    • CDC guidelines state that the following people should receive the 3rd dose of Pfizer vaccine 6 months after the second dose:

      • 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings.

      • 50 – 64 years of age with an underlying medical condition such as (cancer, kidney disease, heart disease, diabetes, COPD, asthma, cystic fibrosis, dementia, Alzheimer’s, Down syndrome, HIV, immunocompromised, obesity, pregnancy, smoker, substance abuse, liver disease).

    • CDC guidelines also state that the following people may receive the 3rd dose of Pfizer vaccine 6 months after the second dose:

      • 18 – 49 years of age with an underlying medical condition such as (cancer, kidney disease, heart disease, diabetes, COPD, asthma, cystic fibrosis, dementia, Alzheimer’s, Down syndrome, HIV, immunocompromised, obesity, pregnancy, smoker, substance abuse, liver disease).

      • 18 – 64 years of age who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting.

  • More information is available here on the CDC website.

  • Can I schedule an appointment to receive a 3rd COVID vaccine dose at ADAMS partner clinics?

    • Yes, if you qualify for the 3rd vaccine dose per the CDC criteria, you can schedule your appointment now. Here is the full schedule of vaccination clinics: 

      • My Dr's Pharmacy Vaccination Site

        • 388 Elden Street, Herndon VA 20170

        • Pfizer Vaccine (1st, 2d or 3rd dose) - Monday - Saturday

        • Moderna Vaccine (1st or 2nd dose) - Monday and Friday

        • Johnson and Johnson (Single dose) - Tuesday and Thursday

        • Walk-in or register: tinyurl.com/adamsmdrx

      • Valley Health Clinic Vaccination Site

        • 8609 Sudley Rd Suite 105, Manassas, VA 20110

        • Pfizer Vaccine (1st, 2d or 3rd dose) - Monday - Saturday

        • Moderna Vaccine (1st or 2nd dose) - Monday - Saturday

        • Johnson and Johnson (Single dose) - Monday - Saturday

        • Walk-in or call (703) 393-8883 to schedule your vaccination

    • Does the new guidance from the CDC include those who received Moderna or J&J vaccine?

      • No, the CDC will be issuing new guidance at a future date regarding those who received Moderna or J&J vaccine.

    • Do I need to bring any proof about my medical status?

      • No, you are not required to bring any medical documents. Before receiving the 3rd Pfizer vaccine dose, you will be asked to sign an attestation document stating your status.

    • ​ADAMS Compassionate Healthcare Network (www.adamscenter.org/achn) outreach efforts to communities for awareness is made possible by funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Community Catalyst's Vaccine Equity and Access Program (VEAP).

SATURDAY, MAY 22ND

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*First dose has been completed*

On Saturday, May 22nd - ADAMS Center held a COVID-19 vaccination event for anyone ages 12 and older at ADAMS Sterling. If you were below 18 years old, you were set to come with a parent and/or guardian.

FAIRFAX COUNTY RESIDENTS

*No longer accepting vaccination patients*

LOUDOUN COUNTY RESIDENTS

*The vaccination clinic has concluded​*

My Dr's Pharmacy is the only provider giving vaccinations now  - Monday through Friday. ACHN is no longer vaccinating people. Other one time events have ended or the first dose has been completed. We should encourage people to go to the  My Dr's Pharmacy and get vaccines.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can a COVID-19 vaccine make me sick with COVID-19?

  • No. None of the COVID-19 vaccines contain the virus so a COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19.

 

After getting a COVID-19 vaccine, will I test positive for COVID-19 on a viral test?

  • No. The vaccine will not make you test positive on viral tests. Viral tests look for viral RNA or antigen, which is only present when the virus exists in the body. You may test positive on antibody tests, which look for protective antibodies. This is okay as the goal of the vaccination is to help you develop antibodies to fight off the virus.

  • Please note if you catch COVID-19 after vaccination, you can test positive on a COVID-19 test. So, please follow the mask mandate even after vaccination.

  • If I have already had COVID-19 and recovered, do I still need to get vaccinated?

  • Yes. Experts do not know how long someone is protected from getting sick again after recovering from COVID-19. Current evidence suggests that getting the virus again is uncommon in the 90 days after the first infection.

 

Will a COVID-19 vaccination protect me from getting sick with COVID-19?

  • Yes. COVID-19 vaccination works by teaching your immune system how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19, and this protects you from getting sick with COVID-19.

 

Will a COVID-19 vaccine alter my DNA?

  • No. COVID-19 vaccine contains messenger RNA (mRNA). This does not change or interact with your DNA in any way. mRNA never enters the nucleus of a cell, where DNA is kept. mRNA is a set of instructions (“recipe”) that tells the cell protein-making machinery to produce the antibodies needed to fight off the virus. The mRNA is broken down once the instructions have been used.

 

Is it safe for me to get a COVID-19 vaccine if I would like to have a baby one day?

  • Yes. People who want to get pregnant in the future may receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccine, like other vaccines, works by training our bodies to develop antibodies to fight against the virus that causes COVID-19, to prevent future illness. There is currently no evidence that antibodies formed from the COVID-19 vaccination cause any problems with pregnancy. There is no evidence suggesting that fertility problems are a side effect of ANY vaccine.

 

What are the ingredients in COVID-19 vaccines?

  • The two COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the US do not contain eggs, preservatives, latex, gelatin or fetal cells.

 

Researchers rushed the development of the COVID-19 vaccine, so its effectiveness and safety cannot be trusted.

  • This is incorrect. The vaccine developers did not skip any testing steps. Rather, they conducted some of the steps on an overlapping schedule to gather data faster. The developers also received the viral genetic material early during the pandemic, so they were able to start working early. They also used a development process that allowed them to start early.

 

There are several side effects of the COVID-19 vaccines.

  • There are short-term mild or moderate vaccine reactions that resolve without complication or injury. About 15% of people develop short-lived symptoms at the site of the injection. 50% develop systemic reactions primarily headache, chills, fatigue or muscle pain or fever lasting for a day or two. Keep in mind that these side effects are indicators that your immune system is responding to the vaccine and are common when receiving vaccines.

 

The COVID-19 vaccine was developed to control the general population either through microchip tracking or "nanotransducers" in our brains.

  • There is no vaccine microchip, and the vaccine will not track people or gather personal information into a database. This myth started after comments made by Bill Gates from The Gates Foundation about a digital certificate of vaccine records. The technology he was referencing is not a microchip, has not been implemented in any manner and is not tied to the development, testing or distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.