Updated March 26, 2021 — Scripps Health is continuing second dose appointments for those who received their first dose with us — and only those with an appointment will receive the vaccine. We are currently not receiving an adequate or consistent supply of COVID-19 vaccines for first dose appointments. Until we do, we encourage you to get your vaccine wherever possible. Please visit vaccinationsuperstationsd.com or vaccinefinder.org for vaccine availability in San Diego. Please do not call your physician’s office or our nurse line, as they cannot schedule COVID-19 vaccines for you. We will continue to update you as we receive more information.
- mRNA vaccines — Vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer are mRNA vaccines, a new approach to vaccinations. Johnson & Johnson is a viral vector vaccine.
- Vaccine safety — The FDA has granted Emergency Use Authorizations for three COVID-19 vaccines, which have been shown to be safe and effective.
- Vaccine dosage — The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are administered in two doses, with the second shot given three to four weeks respectively after the first. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a single dose; however, Scripps has paused the use of this vaccine pending further investigation by the FDA and CDC.
- What to expect — Side effects include fever, body aches and fatigue. These minor reactions mean your immune system is working.
- Vaccinations in the US — See how many total doses have been administered so far.