Coronavirus 19/COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Since the pandemic started, vaccine programs have been working hard to make one or more COVID-19 vaccines available as soon as possible. During this process, the CDC, Navajo Area IHS, and the Team at TCRHCC have been working closely to develop vaccination plans for when a vaccine is available.Now that COVID vaccination is becoming available, here are the things you need to know.


COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization



COVID-19 Vaccination Schedule



Don’t Forget Your 2nd Dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine. Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC) hosted two drive-up COVID-19 vaccine blitzin the month of January 2021.



COVID-19 Vaccine Information



You may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days.

Common side effects (CDC, 2020)

On the arm where you got the shot: Throughout the rest of your body:  


With most COVID-19 vaccines, you will need 2 shots in order for them to work. People who get one of the new COVID-19 vaccines will be expected to get their second shot 21 or 28 days after the first one, depending on the manufacturer.

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.

It’s important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to help stop this pandemic as we learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work in real-world conditions. Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others, stay at least 6 feet away from others, avoid crowds, and wash your hands often.

Preston, who works as a nurse in TCRHCC ER department, was on the priority list to recieve the vaccine.


If youíve had COVID-19, you should still get vaccinated. Experts arenít sure how long someone is protected from getting sick again after recovering, and reinfection is possible.

At Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC), we recommend people who have had COVID-19 should wait until about 90 days after a positive test. It is possible to get reinfected with COVID, so we do recommend that people who have already had the virus get the vaccine. If you have a pending test result, have symptoms, or have had an exposure in the last 14 days, you should wait to get the vaccine.



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