COVID-19 Vaccine

MANA physicians encourage everyone six months and older to get the COVID-19 vaccine to protect against COVID-19. 

Everyone 5 years and older is eligible for the bivalent COVID-19 booster.

According to CDC recommendations, children six months and older will receive an age-appropriate dose of vaccine. Vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect everyone, especially people at high risk. 

COVID-19 Vaccine & Booster Appointments 

MANA offers the COVID-19 vaccine* by appointment at locations across Northwest Arkansas for established six months and older patients. The updated booster shot is for people five years and older. Please call your doctor’s office to schedule a vaccine appointment. 

Clinic Name Age Phone
Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic Age 18 and older (479) 521-8200
Family Medicine Elkins Age 5 and older (479) 442-1676
Family Medicine North Fayetteville Age 5 and older (479) 443-3536
Family Medicine Pinnacle Hills Age 5 and older (479) 464-5599 
Family Medicine Prairie Grove Age 5 and older 479) 846-5005
Family Medicine South Fayetteville Age 5 and older (479) 442-2822
Family Medicine Springdale Age 5 and older (479) 750-3630
Family Medicine SW Bentonville Age 5 and older (479) 464-5590
Family Medicine Thompson Street Age 5 and older (479) 756-1300
Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics Age 6 months to age 20 (479) 442-7322

* COVID-19 Vaccine supplies are subject to change and may not be available at all MANA locations. 

COVID vaccines are at no cost to the patient.

MANA charges your insurance an administration fee if you have insurance, but the vaccine is free. You should not be charged for the vaccine or administration if you do not have insurance. If you receive a statement in error, please call (479) 571-5370 so we can correct the matter.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should get the COVID-19 vaccine? 

Everyone who meets the criteria for the COVID-19 vaccine should get the vaccine as soon as it is available to them. When you get the COVID-19 vaccine, you reduce your risk of disease, hospitalization, severe complications, and even death. 

At this time, the FDA has cleared COVID-19 vaccines from the following companies:

  • Pfizer/BioNTech 
  • Moderna 
  • Novavax 

Watch our vaccine videos to learn more. COVID-19 Vaccine & Children, COVID-19 Vaccine and Women

How does the COVID-19 Vaccine work? 

The vaccine teaches your immune system how to fight the virus that causes COVID-19 and will keep you from getting sick with the virus. The vaccines approved for use in the U.S. do not contain the live virus that causes COVID-19.

Is the COVID-19 Vaccine effective? 

Studies show that Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines effectively keep you from getting COVID-19. Experts also think that getting a COVID-19 vaccine may help keep you from getting seriously ill even if you do get COVID-19. These vaccines cannot give you the disease.

Does the vaccine protect against COVID-19 variants? 

There are fears regarding COVID variants that have emerged, which remains a concern.

However, the vaccine appears protective against variants and the novel SARS virus that emerged last year. Furthermore, a durable antibody response appears to have been achieved from vaccination or contracting the virus. There appears to be a very low re-infection rate, almost always among patients with very limited immune systems.

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

Any medications or vaccines have possible side effects. After getting the COVID-19 shot, you may have swelling or soreness at the injection site. Some people have experienced fatigue, low-grade fever, headaches, or body aches that go away after a few days. These are normal side effects and are a sign your body is building immunity.  The vaccines approved for use in the U.S. have not shown any serious side effects in clinical trials. Talk to your doctor about any concerns you may have. Watch our video from Dr. Hardin to learn more.  

When you receive the first shot of the vaccine, the CDC asks vaccine recipients to enroll in V-Safe Vaccination Health Checker to monitor symptoms and set up reminders for the second vaccine. 

Visit the CDC website for the latest information on the COVID-19 Vaccine.