COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

Special populations and medical issues

Can I get the COVID-19 Vaccine if I just got my flu shot?

Is there a recommended wait time after receiving the COVID vaccine before you seek other immunization?

Are there specific vaccines that should be avoided after the COVID vaccine?

Can I get the COVID 19 Vaccine if I already had coronavirus?

What if I am diagnosed with COVID 19 - can I get vaccinated?

What if I have an immunosuppressed disorder can I get vaccinated?

Is the vaccine safe for pregnant women or breastfeeding moms?

In the news recently, they have mentioned that people with serious allergies should not get the vaccine.

I have multiple drug allergies. Should I take Benadryl prior to vaccination?


About the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine

What is an mRNA vaccine and how does it work?

Is this a live virus vaccine?

What is the rate of side effects? What are the common side effects?

How effective is the vaccine?

Do we have details of the efficacy and side effects of the two messenger RNA vaccines—Pfizer and Moderna?

Do I have to get the second dose to be protected?

Does the second dose have to come from the same company?

How many people were in the phase III trials?

Are the currently available Covid vaccines anticipated to be yearly or lifelong?

Is the ultra-cold vaccine warmed prior to administration?

Are you able to transmit the disease after your vaccination?

How many days after the second dose do we have to wait to reach the 95% effectiveness level?

What if the second dose is delayed?

Do I have to get my second dose where I got my first?

Should we get an antibody test to assure our vaccine “took”?

About the Johnson & Johnson (J&J)/Janssen vaccine

What is a viral vector vaccine?

How many doses of the J&J/Janssen vaccine do patients need?

Who should get the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine?

Has the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine been used before?

Information on how well the J&J COVID-19 vaccine works:

Demographic information from J&J/Janssen clinical trials:

What are the risks of the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine?

Can I receive the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine with other vaccines?

What if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

Will the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine give me COVID-19?