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COVID-19 Response: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Expand Who qualifies for a third dose of mRNA vaccine?Who qualifies for a third dose of mRNA vaccine?
Expand I have diabetes and am told I am immunosuppressed. Should I get a third dose?I have diabetes and am told I am immunosuppressed. Should I get a third dose?
Expand I qualify for a third dose of mRNA vaccine. Which brand should I get?I qualify for a third dose of mRNA vaccine. Which brand should I get?
Expand How long should I wait before getting a third dose?How long should I wait before getting a third dose?
Expand I received the Janssen / J&J COVID vaccine. Do I need another dose?I received the Janssen / J&J COVID vaccine. Do I need another dose?
Expand Where can I get more information about the third dose and decisions behind it?Where can I get more information about the third dose and decisions behind it?
Expand Who is IHD currently vaccinating?Who is IHD currently vaccinating?
Expand How do I get the vaccine?How do I get the vaccine?
Expand Are COVID-19 vaccines safe?Are COVID-19 vaccines safe?
Expand Can I get the vaccine if I am in quarantine due to an exposure to a positive COVID-19 case?Can I get the vaccine if I am in quarantine due to an exposure to a positive COVID-19 case?
Expand How long do I have to wait after my COVID shot and another vaccine?How long do I have to wait after my COVID shot and another vaccine?
Expand Can I receive the vaccine if I’m pregnant?Can I receive the vaccine if I’m pregnant?
Expand Is it safe to get the vaccine while I’m breastfeeding?Is it safe to get the vaccine while I’m breastfeeding?
Expand Should I take a pregnancy test or an antibody test before receiving a COVID-19 vaccine?Should I take a pregnancy test or an antibody test before receiving a COVID-19 vaccine?
Expand Can my kids get the COVID-19 vaccine?Can my kids get the COVID-19 vaccine?
Expand What side effects have been reported so far?What side effects have been reported so far?
Expand Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine?Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine?
Expand I have immunocompromised individuals in my household. If I get the vaccine is there any concern that I could expose my loved ones to anything infectious from the vaccine?I have immunocompromised individuals in my household. If I get the vaccine is there any concern that I could expose my loved ones to anything infectious from the vaccine?
Expand Who is not recommended for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine?Who is not recommended for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine?
Expand What if I have a history of allergic reactions to vaccines?What if I have a history of allergic reactions to vaccines?
Expand What ingredients are used in the COVID-19 vaccines?What ingredients are used in the COVID-19 vaccines?
Expand What about people on immunosuppressants?What about people on immunosuppressants?
Expand Why should I get the COVID-19 vaccine?Why should I get the COVID-19 vaccine?
Expand Why is a vaccine necessary?Why is a vaccine necessary?
Expand How many doses will I need to receive?How many doses will I need to receive?
Expand What is the timeframe between doses?What is the timeframe between doses?
Expand Do I have to get the same vaccine for the first and second doses?Do I have to get the same vaccine for the first and second doses?
Expand What do I do if I miss the second dose?What do I do if I miss the second dose?
Expand Does getting the vaccine make you immune to COVID-19?Does getting the vaccine make you immune to COVID-19?
Expand Do I need to get vaccinated every year?Do I need to get vaccinated every year?
Expand If I have previously had COVID-19, can I get the vaccine?If I have previously had COVID-19, can I get the vaccine?
Expand If I’ve received the COVID-19 vaccine, can I stop using other precautions?If I’ve received the COVID-19 vaccine, can I stop using other precautions?
Expand How much will it cost?How much will it cost?
Expand Since this is multi-dosing, is there a preservative or Thimerosol in the vials?Since this is multi-dosing, is there a preservative or Thimerosol in the vials?
Expand Will the vaccines be effective against the new variants?Will the vaccines be effective against the new variants?
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