Frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination
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Frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination

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      Updated Aug. 19, 2021

      NOTICE: HHS announced a plan to begin offering COVID-19 vaccine booster shots this fall. CDC’s independent advisory committee, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, will continue to meet and discuss data on the evolution of the pandemic and the use of COVID-19 vaccines. ACIP will make further recommendations on the use of boosters for the public after a thorough review of the evidence.

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      If I have already had COVID-19 and recovered, do I still need to get vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine? -- Is it safe for my child to get a COVID-19 vaccine? -- Why should my child get vaccinated against COVID-19? -- What is the update on the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine? -- What are the ingredients in COVID-19 vaccines? -- Do I need to wear a mask and avoid close contact with others if I am fully vaccinated? -- Can I choose which COVID-19 vaccine I get? -- What are the most common side effects after getting a COVID-19 vaccine? -- If I am pregnant, can I get a COVID-19 vaccine? -- How long does protection from a COVID-19 vaccine last? -- How many doses of COVID-19 vaccine will I need to get? -- If I have an underlying condition, can I get a COVID-19 vaccine? -- Can I get vaccinated against COVID-19 while I am currently sick with COVID-19?
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