COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions
I am age 18 or older. Can I receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Jupiter Medical Center?
Yes, community members age 18 years or older who reside in Palm Beach or
Martin counties are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Jupiter
Medical Center. You will need to show identification and proof of residency
at your appointment. Visit
www.jupitermed.com/covid19-vaccine for the COVID-19 Vaccination Request to Schedule Form 18+.
Can children receive the vaccine at Jupiter Medical Center?
Children ages 16 and 17 (Minors) are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine
at Jupiter Medical Center. The Legal Guardian of the Minor must accompany
the Minor throughout the vaccination process. The Legal Guardian will
be required to complete a legal consent form at the time of the vaccination
appointment for the Minor to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Both Legal
Guardian and Minor will need to show photo identification at the appointment.
The Minor must reside in either Palm Beach or Martin county. Visit
www.jupitermed.com/covid19-vaccine for the COVID-19 Vaccination Request to Schedule Form for Minors 16 & 17.
Are there any residency requirements to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at
Jupiter Medical Center?
Only residents of Palm Beach and Martin counties are eligible to receive
the vaccine at our facility. You will need to show identification and
proof of residency at your appointment.
I am a high-risk patient. Do I need a physician referral to receive the
vaccine at Jupiter Medical Center?
No, patients do not require a physician referral to receive the vaccine
at our facility.
Can my child who is age 12-15 receive the vaccine at your facility?
Jupiter Medical Center is not providing the COVID-19 vaccine to children
age 15 or younger.
I think I meet eligibility criteria. Are there any reasons I may not qualify
to get the vaccine?
Per CDC recommendations:
- If you have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, defer
treatment until after the quarantine period.
- If you received passive antibody therapy for COVID-19, defer treatment
for 90 days.
- If you received another vaccine, i.e. flu, pneumonia, shingles, in the
last 14 days, defer treatment for 14 days.
- If you had a positive test for COVID-19 or your doctor told you that you
had COVID-19, defer treatment until recovery, and until criteria have
been met to discontinue isolation. Note, the CDC also states it is okay
for an infected person to defer vaccine for 90 days after symptoms have
resolved based on low risk of reinfection during that period.
How do I schedule my second dose?
Your second dose vaccination is scheduled at the same JMC location exactly
21 days following your first appointment if you receive the Pfizer vaccine.
Your appointment day and time will match the appointment when you received
the first dose. For example, if your first appointment was Monday, April
19 at 11 a.m., then your second appointment would be on Monday, May 10
at 11 a.m. You will also receive a notification prior to your second appointment.
I received my 1st Pfizer dose at another facility. Can I book my 2nd Pfizer dose at Jupiter Medical Center?
We schedule first and second dose appointments only. Jupiter Medical Center
does not offer just second dose vaccinations.
Will I be able to schedule my second dose at a different location than
where I received the first dose?
Jupiter Medical Center requires you to be available for the second dose
shot after you receive the first dose at Jupiter Medical Center. If you
are unable to be at Jupiter Medical Center for your second dose, we will
not administer the first dose.
How do I know if my submission went through and how can I confirm what
time my appointment is?
If your submission went through properly, after you hit submit, you will
receive a pop-up window stating your submission was successful, and you
will receive an email and text message confirming your appointment date
and time within three (3) days of your submission.
I received a submission confirmation but have not received an email or
text with my appointment date and time. Why?
There are several reasons as to why you have not received an appointment
date and time.
- You are still within the three-day turn around time for the appointment
to be scheduled.
- Your zip code indicates you do not reside in Palm Beach or Martin county.
- You are age 15 or younger.
- We do not have a valid email or cellphone number on file.
Can I schedule a COVID-19 vaccine by phone?
Vaccinations are scheduled by
online appointment only via the Jupiter Medical Center website
How do I cancel a scheduled appointment?
You will receive a text message reminder for both your first and second
dose vaccinations. We request you respond to the text reminder by replying:
confirm my appointment
cancel my appointment
Can I transfer a scheduled appointment to another eligible individual?
Appointments cannot be changed or transferred to other individuals.
Is there a charge for the vaccine?
There is no charge to the patient for the vaccine. Insurance may be charged
for the administration of the vaccine.
Why should I get the vaccine?
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), getting the COVID-19
vaccine is a better way to build protection, and it will help you avoid
Visit the CDC's website for more information.
Do I still need to practice social distancing and wear a mask if I receive
According to the CDC, yes, you should still wear a mask, practice social
distancing, and wash your hands frequently even if you receive the vaccine.
I already had COVID-19 and recovered. Will the vaccine provide any benefit to me?
Yes. The CDC recommends you still receive the vaccine. For more information
regarding your health, please contact your physician.
What are the most common side effects?
Some common side effects at the injection site include soreness, redness,
or warmth to the touch. Some people report chills, fatigue, headache,
or fever after getting the vaccine, especially the second dose. For more
details about side effects of the vaccines approved for emergency use,
visit the CDC's website.
How can I report any severe side effects or issues that I have?
Upon receiving the vaccine, Jupiter Medical Center requires you remain
on premises to be monitored for 15 minutes prior to leaving. If you experience
a severe allergic reaction after you leave Jupiter Medical Center, the
FDA recommends you call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.
Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine?
According to the CDC, you cannot get COVID-19 from the mRNA vaccines currently
authorized for use in the United States.