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COVID-19 vaccine and booster in Long Island City, Queens

Nao Medical offers the latest Moderna and Pfizer vaccines and boosters for adults and children. The vaccine is free for patients with insurance or paying out of pocket. Our team of dedicated experts are ready to serve you at our Long Island City, Queens location. We're open seven days a week; you can either walk in or make an appointment with us.

What is a booster vaccine?

A booster vaccine can be quite a confusing term. It is important to understand that a booster dose and an additional dose are different from each other, depending on who is receiving it.
For people with immunocompromised conditions who are not able to build enough immunity, the third COVID vaccine dose is an extra dose that can help build stronger protection against the virus.
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FAQ

Is it recommended to take antibody tests after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine?

It is not recommended to take antibody tests after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine to test for immunity. It is also not recommended for use to assess a person’s need for vaccination or quarantine.

Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine booster?

Not everyone can get a COVID-19 vaccine booster immediately. For now, individuals aged 12 years old and older who have medical conditions, undergoing treatment, or taking medications that may be compromising their immunity are eligible for a booster shot. You can get a COVID-19 booster shot if:

  • You are undergoing active treatment for cancer
  • You underwent an organ transplant and is still in immunosuppressive therapy
  • You had a stem cell transplant within two years prior
  • You have a primary immunodeficiency
  • You have advanced or untreated HIV
  • You are undergoing treatment that involves high doses of corticosteroids
  • You are taking medications that may weaken the immune system

To learn more about the available vaccine and booster at Nao Medical, you may contact us to schedule an appointment.

What is the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine – BNT162b2?

The first-ever COVID vaccine to get an EUA from the FDA, this injectable has a 95% efficacy, providing strong protection against the virus after two shots.

Based on clinical trials, there had been no significant adverse effects on the volunteers who were able to receive the vaccine in the United States, Brazil, and Argentina. The vaccine also works on most individuals, regardless of race, weight, and age. Despite this, the FDA only approves administration to people 16 years and older.

What is the Moderna vaccine – mRNA-1273?

Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine is expected to acquire authorization from the FDA soon. It uses a similar mRNA technology as that of Pfizer’s vaccine, generating a 94.1% efficacy rate based on the latest clinical trial analysis. 

Some of the vaccinated volunteers across the US reported mild, non-life-threatening side effects. One advantage of this vaccine over Pfizer’s is that it can be stored in normal refrigeration temperatures, making it easier to store and transport.

What is the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine – AZD1222?

Despite the high efficacy rates of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, AstraZeneca’s COVID-10 vaccine might make a bigger impact worldwide. Developed in partnership with Oxford University, it only reached 70% efficacy during its Phase 3 testing stage. 

That is still acceptable since the FDA advisory committee only requires at least 50% for approval. This vaccine is also a lot less expensive than the two leading vaccines, making it suitable for distribution to lower-income countries.

Is the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine safe?

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is safe. Almost all the ingredients of COVID vaccines are found in food items—fats, salts, and sugars. The piece of messenger RNA (mRNA) it contains is also harmless.

Who should not take the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine?

People should not take the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine if they have a severe allergy to any of the vaccine’s ingredients, such as polyethylene glycol. If an individual suffers from a severe allergic reaction after the first dose, it is not recommended to get a second dose.

Learn more about the Pfizer vaccine’s ingredients here.

What are the common side effects of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine?

The most common side effects of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine that were reported were pain and discomfort at the injection site, fatigue, headache, muscle pain, fever, chills, and joint pain. Most of the side effects resolve a day or two later.

What are the common side effects of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine?

The common side effects of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are discomfort at the injection site, fatigue, headache, muscle and joint pain, chills, fever, nausea, and vomiting.

Why are Moderna COVID-19 vaccine side effects worse after the second shot?

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine side effects are worse after the second shot because the immune system already recognizes the virus spike protein from the first and second dose, thus creating a stronger response.

Are egg products used in COVID-19 vaccines?

Egg products are not used in COVID-19 vaccines. All the vaccines authorized by the FDA, including the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, do not have egg by-products or egg culture in them.

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Verified Customer Reviews

  • August 9, 2022 10:30 pm

I had no complaints when I went there. I was seen promptly, and all the staff was very nice!!

- Patricia

  • August 22, 2022 12:30 pm

My daughter came in with stomach pain, and your doctor was able to diagnose that she probably had appendicitis. I took her to the emergency room, and she did have to have her appendix removed. Thank you so much for your help.

- Christa

  • August 9, 2022 12:34 pm

Prompt and helpful service. The assistant and doctors were very pleasant and thorough.

- Tina

  • August 25, 2022 10:30 am

I would like to thank a receptionist for being beyond kind and helpful. I came this Saturday morning, and she was the only one at the desk. Thank you so much for being a beautiful positive person. All the staff was also excellent.

- Yasmina

  • August 22, 2022 10:30 pm

The service was excellent. I felt very comfortable despite it being my first visit. I would come back here again.

- Erika

  • August 10, 2022 12:08 am

Services are performed well, very caring staff offers you immediate attention as soon as possible.

- Rose

  • August 16, 2022 11:59 am

Amazing customer service. Always able to see a doctor in a timely manner. The staff is always courteous and professional. I will definitely be returning to this location.

- Aneika

  • August 26, 2022 10:28 am

I’m impressed with the service from the nurse, physician & doctor, and the very lovely & friendly

- Fatimazahr

  • August 18, 2022 9:32 pm

My visits have been fantastic both times I’ve gone. The woman at the front desk was courteous and professional, and prompt. The nurse was excellent. Same treatment as the front desk and the smoothest phlebotomist going. The doctor was great, calm, thorough, polite, and knowledgeable. I wish he were my GP. Overall? 11 out of 10.

- Norman

  • August 12, 2022 11:33 pm

Timely, efficient, very professional, very pleased with the service.

- William

  • August 15, 2022 11:28 am

Excellent service: respected and loved by all. Thank you for a fantastic experience. I would always recommend Nao Medical. Thank you.

- Richard

  • August 10, 2022 6:28 pm

I’ve been to Nao Medical, I think, three times, and their staff is delightful. If you are in dire pain, they take you in as soon as possible, if not sooner. The offices and exam rooms are spotless. All of the medical staff is very knowledgeable, patient, and understanding. I highly recommend it.

- Stephanie

  • August 26, 2022 12:28 pm

I was able to get timely and proper service when I needed it most. 5-stars all around.

- Mahendra

  • August 20, 2022 10:31 am

Your staff in Hicksville is amazing, kind, patient, and thorough!!! Thank your team for me!!!!

- Kathryn

  • August 19, 2022 11:31 am

The doctor on staff was awesome. She was friendly and a genuine person. I wish more doctors had a personality and empathy like that.

- John

  • August 2, 2022 1:29 am

Very pleased with the service. The staff was very courteous and professional.

- Todd

  • August 21, 2022 10:27 pm

Everything was great; the entire team was helpful, friendly, and professional

- Kassy

  • August 22, 2022 9:57 pm

The staff and the doctors were all very kind and caring. I was very worried about my child’s health. I appreciate your clinic being open on Saturdays. This saved us a trip to the ER, which can be scary for a child. Thank you again!

- Mitchell

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