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Quick Answers for Healthcare Professionals
to Common Questions People May Ask
About COVID-19 Vaccines
When talking to your patients about COVID-19 vaccines, make a
strong, effective recommendation and allow time for them to ask
questions. Hearing your answers may help them feel more confident
about getting vaccinated.
1. Should I get vaccinated for COVID-19?

6. Is it better to get natural immunity to
COVID-19 rather than immunity from a
vaccine?

I strongly recommend you get vaccinated. The vaccine will
help protect you from getting COVID-19. If you still get
infected after you get vaccinated, the vaccine may prevent
serious illness. By getting vaccinated, you can also help
protect people around you.

2. Can the vaccine give me COVID-19?
No. None of the COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized
for use or in development in the United States use the live
virus that causes COVID-19. However, it typically takes a few
weeks for the body to build immunity after vaccination. That
means it's possible you could be infected with the virus that
causes COVID-19 just before or just after vaccination and get
sick.

3. If I already had COVID-19 and recovered, do
I still need to get vaccinated?
Yes. CDC recommends that you get vaccinated even if you
have already had COVID-19, because you can catch it more
than once. While you may have some short-term antibody
protection after recovering from COVID-19, we don't know
how long this protection will last.

No. While you may have some short-term antibody
protection after recovering from COVID-19, we don't know
how long this protection lasts. Vaccination is the best
protection, and it is safe. People who get COVID-19 can have
serious illnesses, and some have debilitating symptoms that
persist for months

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4. Can my child get vaccinated for COVID-19?
No. More studies need to be conducted before COVID-19
vaccines are recommended for children aged 16 and
younger.

5. Is it safe to get a COVID-19 vaccine if I have
an underlying medical condition?
Yes. COVID-19 vaccination is especially important for people
with underlying health problems like heart disease, lung
disease, diabetes, and obesity. People with these conditions
are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19.
U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/vaccines

12/11/20

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