Ravenswood patients may now obtain the COVID-19 vaccine.
Please check with your provider or call to schedule an appointment. Thank you!
Mandatory Requirement to Wear Face Masks
Effective November 1, 2023 – April 30, 2024: Ravenswood Family Health Network will follow San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties “Mandatory Requirement to Wear Face Masks in Patient Care Areas of Health Care Delivery Facilities During the Designated Winter Respiratory Virus Period.” During this time, all persons coming in to any of our clinics will continue to be screened for any respiratory symptoms and will need to wear a mask during the entire visit. RFHN reserves the right to declare our mask mandate use at any time.
Frequently Asked Questions
COVID VACCINE FAQs - as of October 20, 2023
01. Which COVID-19 Vaccines does Ravenswood Family Health Network (RFHN) Offer?
Ravenswood has the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. Please check with your provider or call to schedule an appointment.
02. Who can get the vaccine at this time?
COVID-19 Vaccines are now available to individuals age 6 months and older. Check with your provider or call to schedule an appointment.
03. How do I get a copy of my vaccine record if I lost my vaccine card?
Your vaccine record should be posted in the California Immunization Registry, known as CAIR. As long as your identifying information was entered correctly, we should be able to find the record of your 1st dose and create a new vaccine card for you.
04. Do I need to make an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine from Ravenswood?
Yes. Community vaccine clinics are no longer being held.
05. If I am a registered patient of Ravenswood or MayView Clinics, do I need to make an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine?
Yes. Patients will have to make appointments to receive the vaccine.
06. How can I sign up in MyChart to request a COVID-19 vaccine appointment?
If you have been a patient in the past two years, you can sign up to access your MyChart patient portal: https://mychart.ochin.org/mychartrfhc/Authentication/Login. After you register, you will regularly receive updates and be able to request an appointment to receive your COVID-19 vaccine.
07. Can I receive a COVID-19 vaccine at my clinic visit with my medical provider?
Yes. Ravenswood and MayView providers are offering COVID-19 vaccines to our registered patients at the time of their medical visits.
08. What are benefits of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine?
The COVID-19 vaccine will teach your immune system how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19 so that you may either prevent an infection or have milder infection. The thousands of vaccine trials and the millions of people who have now been vaccinated have demonstrated that serious illness, hospitalization and death can be prevented when people are vaccinated against COVID-19.
09. How long does it take for the COVID-19 vaccine to work?
Typically, it takes about 7-14 days to start developing immunity.
10. What are the usual side effects of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine?
The most common side effects include: Local pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, joint pain, and fever. These typically last 1-3 days and are more commonly reported after the second dose. Severe allergic reactions are rare, but may occur. If it does occur, it will shortly be after receiving the vaccine injection. Therefore, we ask everyone to stay at least 15 minutes so that we can observe them for immediate side effects or 30 minutes if there is a history of severe allergic reactions. Please make sure to let us know if you have had these types of reactions before, or if you are a highly allergic individual so that we can watch you more closely. Please note that you may have reactions after the observation period. Once you leave, if you have any further reactions of concern to you, please contact 911 if you feel it is an emergency or contact your primary care provider if you have any other questions.
11. If I have already had COVID-19 infection, do I still need to get the vaccine?
Yes. We do not know how long your own body’s immunity from having a COVID-19 infection lasts. From what we now know, natural immunity from COVID-19 may last 6-12 months. It is still recommended that you get vaccinated. You can receive the COVID-19 vaccine once your isolation period is completed and you do not have any remaining symptoms prior to your vaccination. Speak to your provider if you have additional questions.
12. If I’m pregnant or breastfeeding can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?
Please check with your health care provider.