Is OakBend giving vaccines to the public?

We have received more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at OakBend and are opening up available vaccine appointment slots to anyone who is age 18 or older as well as offering walk-in hours. Click the button to self-schedule and make sure to bring the Vaccine Screening FormCOVID19 Consent Form and Infection Control Order Form with you to your appointment.


Are you taking walk ins for the COVID-19 vaccines?

We take walk ins on Fridays from 10 AM – 12 PM at our Jackson Street Hospital Campus but highly suggest making an appointment! We are administering the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine and all individuals must be 18 years of age or older to receive the vaccine. When you arrive, please proceed to the second floor PACU area to start the registration process.

How long do I need to wait before the second dose?

After you get your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, you should wait at least 28 days before you receive the second dose.

What are the ingredients in COVID-19 vaccines?

The three COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the United States do not contain eggs, preservatives, or latex. For a full list of ingredients, please see each vaccine’s Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers:

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

Who is advised to NOT receive the COVID-19 vaccine?

There is no COVID-19 vaccine yet for children under age 16. COVID-19 vaccination might not be recommended for people with certain health conditions. Talk to your doctor if you have questions about getting the vaccine.

If you have a history of severe allergic reactions not related to vaccines or injectable medications, you may still get a COVID-19 vaccine. You should be monitored for 30 minutes after getting the vaccine.

What are some side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine?

COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you from getting COVID-19. Most of these effects will go away after a few days.

Common Side Effects


  • Pain or swelling on your arm where you got the shot
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Tiredness
  • Headache

In most cases, discomfort from fever or pain is normal. Contact your healthcare provider if any redness or tenderness increases where you got the shot after 24 hours. If your side effects are worrying you or do not seem to be going away after a few days.

Find more information about the COVID-19 vaccines on the CDC website.


For more information, please call: 281-341-3000