COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Resource Line: (414) 935-8000

We do not currently offer COVID-19 vaccinations at any of our clinic locations. Please visit HealthyMKE or call (414) 286-6800 to find a vaccination site near you.

We do continue to offer COVID-19 PCR testing by appointment. Call (414) 935-8000 to schedule your drive-up COVID-19 test. Results are typically returned within 24-48 hours. Rapid testing is not available. 

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ

How many shots do I need?
Both Moderna and Pfizer require two doses to be fully vaccinated. You are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving your second shot.

Do I need a COVID-19 booster shot?
Booster shots are recommended for anyone who has completed their first two-dose vaccination series of Pfizer or Moderna. Five months must have passed since receiving your second dose before you are eligible for a third-dose booster. Fourth dose boosters are also available to those who qualify.

Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine?
No, you cannot. The available vaccines do NOT contain the live virus that causes COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines use either messenger RNA (mRNA) or a safe version of a different virus (a vector) to deliver important instructions on how to fight the virus. Cells within our bodies use these instructions to create a specific protein needed to build immunity.

Are there side effects from the vaccine?
About 20% of people do experience mild side effects, such as tiredness, sore arm, fever and nausea, for one to two days. This is completely normal and means that both your immune system and the vaccine are doing their job. All results from vaccine trials show a quick recovery from symptoms and no serious side effects. If your symptoms worsen, contact your medical provider.

I’ve already had COVID-19, do I need to get the vaccine?
It is recommended that all individuals be vaccinated, even if you have already been diagnosed with COVID-19. There is no way to know whether or not you have enough immunity from your past exposure, and it is best to protect yourself with the vaccine.

Can I get the vaccine if I’m pregnant?
People who are pregnant have been found to be at higher risk for complications and severe illness caused by COVID-19. If you are pregnant, you can receive a COVID-19 vaccine. There is currently no evidence that any vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, cause fertility problems.

Who should NOT get vaccinated?

  • People with a severe allergy to a vaccine ingredient or to any vaccine.
  • People younger than 5 years old.
  • People who currently have COVID-19 symptoms or are isolated because of an exposure. You can get vaccinated after you have recovered or are out of isolation.

Can people who are fully vaccinated still get COVID-19?
Vaccination does not prevent 100% of infections from COVID-19. Breakthrough infections happen in a small amount of people who are fully vaccinated. However, vaccination does strongly lessen chances of hospitalization and death. Additionally, fully vaccinated people who do become infected with COVID-19 can still spread the virus to others even if they do not have symptoms.

Do I still need to wear a mask and social distance if I have been vaccinated?
Due to the spread of highly contagious variants, CDC guidelines recommend that fully vaccinated people wear a mask in public indoor settings if they are in an area of substantial or high transmission. Private businesses are allowed to implement their own mask requirements. Masks must be worn at all Progressive Community Health Centers facilities.