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Vaccine Registration

COVID-19 Vaccine Registration

The MWHC vaccine clinic is no longer offering first-dose appointments. The last day for second-dose appointments is August 12.


MWHC Vaccine Hotline: 540.741.2625. Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

We do not accept walk-ins to the vaccine clinic.

Learn more about the vaccine here.

Please note that the answers to these questions are not intended to replace medical advice from your primary care physician. Please speak with your doctor if you have any questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Please wear a loose-fitting shirt for your appointment. It will help our doctors and nurses to be as efficient as possible when administering your vaccine.


Where is the Fick Center?

The John F. Fick III Conference Center is located on the campus of Mary Washington Hospital, at 1301 Sam Perry Blvd., Fredericksburg, 22401.


Which vaccine will I get?

We are administering Pfizer for second doses. Download the fact sheet here.


What about adverse reactions? Will there be medical professionals there to help if I have a reaction?

The incidence of adverse reactions is very low. Only 11 individuals out of millions of doses have experienced an adverse reaction. However, we have medical personnel onsite who are able to care for you should you experience a medical emergency. The MWH emergency department is on the same campus should anyone require additional care.


Do I need medical insurance to get the vaccine?

No you do not. The vaccine is free for everyone.


Can I get the vaccine if I've had COVID?

If you have had a COVID-positive diagnosis, you must wait 14 days before getting vaccinated.

Individuals who have received the monoclonal antibody treatment need to wait 90 days before receiving the vaccine.


Will there be accommodations for elderly or those with limited mobility, such as seating or wheelchairs? Can I bring a support person in with me to push the wheelchair?

Yes, we have wheelchairs at the Fick Center for those who need assistance walking. We also have chairs for anyone waiting for their appointment. You are not called into the clinic until there is a spot available for you.


Do I need an appointment, or can I just walk up and get the vaccine?

You need to have an appointment. We do not take walk-ins to the clinic.


Should I take anything before my vaccine, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen?

Taking ibuprofen or acetaminophen after you receive the vaccine may help to minimize symptoms associated with the vaccine. We do not recommend taking these before your vaccine appointment. Please check with your physician to be sure you can take these medications in combination with any other medication you may be taking.


How are you keeping people safe at a crowded vaccine clinic?

We have social distancing stickers on the floor, each station is socially distanced from the others, and everyone in the facility must be masked.

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