COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

*This advice is current as of January 19, 2022. Content is subject to change as new information becomes available. Please check back regularly.

This page contains answers to common patient and provider questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.

It includes links to helpful information sheets, posters, and videos you can read and share with patients and colleagues.

Tools and scripts are also available to help identify and guide the vaccine discussion with hesitant or unvaccinated patients.

Getting your Vaccine

Where can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Should children get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Who is medically exempt from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine?


Do I have to get the same vaccine for each dose?

I’ve recovered from COVID-19, should I still get the vaccine?

Should individuals who are immunosuppressed or have an autoimmune disorder get the vaccine?

What do we know about possible heart inflammation after COVID-19 vaccination?

Reproductive Health & Breastfeeding

Do the vaccines cause infertility?

Should pregnant or breastfeeding individuals be offered the vaccine?

Vaccine Effectiveness

How effective are the COVID-19 vaccines? Do they work against the new COVID-19 mutants/variants?

Other Key Sources for Common Questions


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