COVID Vaccine Info
Getting Your COVID-19 Vaccine
Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health is one of many entities in your community (healthcare providers, pharmacies, etc.) that is providing COVID-19 vaccination. BBPH follows the guidance provided by the North Dakota Department of Health for determining distribution of this vaccine. For more information about this vaccination plan, visit the ND Department of Health's vaccination priority groups.
To sign up for vaccine clinics you must visit https://www.ndvax.org to sign up for your appointment time. It is important to remember that just because BBPH is providing vaccine to individuals in a specific tier, does not mean that you have missed your opportunity to be vaccinated if you fall under a previously-vaccinated group. You are still eligible to receive a vaccination. If you are unable to complete the online form, please contact Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health for assistance.
At BBPH vaccination events, only individuals who have signed up for an appointment time may receive a vaccination. Presently, BBPH is conducting its vaccination clinics at the Bismarck Event Center. On the day of the vaccination clinic, individuals are asked to enter Parking Lot D via Seventh Street. Vaccination will then take place inside the Event Center.
REMINDER: If receiving the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, you will need to receive a second round of vaccination. Pfizer vaccine recipients will receive their second round of vaccination 21 days following the first shot. Moderna vaccine recipients will receive their second round of vaccination 28 days following the first shot. If the Johnson and Johnson vaccine is utilized, this vaccination requires only one dose.
COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects
Upon receiving your COVID-19 vaccine, you will be asked to remain at the vaccine clinic for an additional 15-30 minutes, depending on if you've experienced an allergic reaction previously. If you have had an allergic reaction to other types of vaccines, ask your healthcare provider if you should get a COVID-19 vaccine.
During this waiting period, BBPH recommends you register for V-Safe, a text- and web-based symptom monitoring system. After receiving a COVID-19 vaccine you may experience some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. By using V-Safe, you can quickly tell CDC if you have any side effects. Depending on your answers, someone from CDC may contact you for more information.
The COVID-19 pandemic is ever-changing, as is the pandemic response at the local, state, federal and world levels. BBPH encourages you to use trusted sources for all your pandemic information such as the following sources:
- ND Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Information
- Center for Disease Control COVID-19 Vaccination Information
- CDC Information about the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
- CDC Information about the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine