URGENT CARE for CHILDREN is proud to be an approved COVID-19 vaccination site. We are now offering the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccines at our Highway 280 and Vestavia locations, respectively. Please check back as availability is updated daily.
Vaccines are offered to patients ages 18+. Patients wishing to receive the Moderna vaccine at our Highway 280 location must book an appointment. Patients seeking the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at our Vestavia location can be seen on an appointment or walk-in basis.
How do I book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment?
To book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, please click a “See available times” button above. Vaccines are offered on an appointment basis only.
Where do I go for my vaccination appointment?
We are currently administering COVID-19 vaccines by appointment only at our Highway 280 location (Moderna) and on an appointment and walk-in basis at our Vestavia location (Johnson & Johnson). Our Highway 280 clinic is located at 500 Cahaba Park Circle in Birmingham. Our Vestavia clinic is located at 520 Montgomery Highway.
I’ve arrived for my COVID-19 vaccination appointment. What do I do next?
Please come inside the clinic and go to the front desk where our patient service coordinator will check you in for your appointment. Be sure to bring your ID with you.
I still have questions or need assistance booking my vaccination appointment. Can I speak to someone?
Yes, please call (205) 848-2273 and select option 4. Our team is happy to guide you through the booking process and answer any questions you may have.
Who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Alabama?
The state of Alabama is now allowing all patients who qualify to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. In order to receive one of the vaccinations being offered at Urgent Care for Children, patients must be at least 18 years of age and not had COVID-19 within the last 90 days.
How old must I be in order to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Urgent Care for Children?
At this time, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has only approved the Moderna and J&J coronavirus vaccines for patients ages 18 and older. Urgent Care for Children is only accepting vaccination appointments for patients who meet this requirement. If you would like to learn more about the three coronavirus vaccines approved for use within the United States and their individual requirements, click here.
What side effects can I expect from the COVID-19 vaccine?
Common side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine include:
- Redness, pain, and/or swelling at the injection site
- Muscle pain
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, side effects of the vaccine typically show one to two days after the shot. While the extent of the side effects may vary from person to person, they should go away in a few days. In clinical trials, side effects were common but were categorized as mild or moderate for most. To learn more about what to expect when receiving the coronavirus vaccine, click here.
What do we know about the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine?
In clinical trials, the Moderna vaccine proved to be 94.1% effective at preventing laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 illness in people who received two doses of the vaccine and had no evidence of being previously infected. Additionally, the vaccine appeared to have high effectiveness in clinical trials among people of diverse age, race, sex, and ethnicity categories and among persons with underlying medical conditions. To learn more about the Moderna vaccine clinical trials, click here.
Is it safe for my child to receive the COVID-19 vaccine?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has approved the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for patients 12 years of age and older. The Moderna and J&J COVID-19 vaccines, which are offered at Urgent Care for Children, are only safe for patients ages 18 and older who have not been infected with the coronavirus within the last 90 days.
Will Urgent Care for Children be offering the COVID-19 vaccine at other locations?
Please check back as we hope to soon offer the COVID-19 vaccine at additional Urgent Care for Children locations.