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COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

  • When can I get the vaccine?
  • Will the vaccine hurt or will there be side effects?
  • Is the vaccine safe?
  • How long will the vaccine last?
  • I’ve already had COVID-19; do I still need the vaccine?
  • Can I receive the COVID-19 vaccine if I have received convalescent plasma or a monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19?
  • Can I still get COVID if I get the vaccine?
  • Why are you only providing the vaccine to health care workers now?
  • Do I still need to wear a mask after receiving the vaccine?
  • Is the vaccine one dose, two or three?
  • Can I pass COVID-19 to someone else if I’ve had the vaccine?
  • What if I’m pregnant, or plan to be soon, or breastfeeding? Should I get vaccinated?
  • What happens if I miss the second dose or take it later than 21 or 28 days after the first?
  • Should someone who has my specific health concern get the vaccine?
  • How many people were in the vaccine trials?
  • Is receiving the vaccine consistent with CHRISTUS Health values?
  • Do I still need to wear a mask after receiving the vaccine?
  • Where can I learn more?
  • Which shot should my child receive?
  • Where can I get my child vaccinated?
  • What about possible side effects for my child?
  • What about allergic or severe reactions in my child?
  • How long do I need to wait before getting my child vaccinated for COVID-19 if they have had some other type of vaccination or shot?