Covid-19 vaccine: What you need to know to get the vaccine in Natchitoches


Source: NRMC

Call to make an appointment: 318-214-4520 is the number for NRMC Administration. Due to high call volume, callers might have to leave a message to be put on the waiting list. Be prepared to give name, birth date and a call back number.


Please bring the following with you to your COVID-19 vaccination appointment:

• State Issued ID or Driver’s License

• Insurance Card

• Completed COVID-19 Medical Questionnaire (see form below or click the following link)

• Completed COVID-19 Medical Questionnaire

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What to Expect after Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

Updated Jan. 11, 2021

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:

•On the arm where you got the shot: * Pain * Swelling

•Throughout the rest of your body: * Fever * Chills * Tiredness * Headache

Helpful tips

If you have pain or discomfort, talk to your doctor about taking an over-the-counter medicine, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.

To reduce pain and discomfort where you got the shot: * Apply a clean, cool, wet washcloth over the area. * Use or exercise your arm.

To reduce discomfort from fever: * Drink plenty of fluids. * Dress lightly.

When to call the doctor

In most cases, discomfort from fever or pain is normal.

Contact your doctor or healthcare provider: * If the redness or tenderness where you got the shot increases after 24 hours * If your side effects are worrying you or do not seem to be going away after a few days

About your second shot

Both COVID-19 mRNA vaccines will need 2 shots to get the most protection. The timing between your first and second shot depends on which vaccine you received.

You should get your second shot:

* for the Pfizer-BioNTech 3 weeks (or 21 days) after your first shot,

* for the Moderna 1 month (or 28 days) after your first shot.