Getting Back to Normal Means Getting Vaccinated.

Getting the COVID vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and others from the virus and to help stop the spread.

  • IT’S SAFE – The vaccine has been tested in large scale clinical trials and proven safe.
  • IT WORKS – The vaccine is very effective in preventing infection.
  • IT’S IMPORTANT – It’s up to all of us to get vaccinated so we can stop the spread.

Get vaccinated as soon as possible wherever you can. Visit the State's website to learn where to get the vaccine. Patients of ChristianaCare’s primary care practices may also call their doctor’s office or send a message via their patient portal to request a vaccination appointment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

For detailed information about Delaware’s vaccine eligibility, please refer to the state’s website here. Currently in Delaware, the following people are eligible to receive the vaccine:

  • Persons ages 12 and older.

All the COVID-19 vaccines being used have gone through rigorous studies to ensure they are as safe as possible. Systems that allow CDC to watch for safety issues are in place across the entire country.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Emergency Use Authorizations for COVID-19 vaccines and approval for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. These vaccines have been shown to meet rigorous safety criteria and be effective as determined by data from the manufacturers and findings from large clinical trials. Clinical trials for all vaccines must first show they meet rigorous criteria for safety and effectiveness before any vaccine, including COVID-19 vaccines, can be authorized or approved for use. The known and potential benefits of a COVID-19 vaccine must outweigh the known and potential risks of the vaccine.

Side effects of the vaccine are typically mild and last about one day, and they are more common after the second dose. Side effects can include arm pain or swelling, tiredness, headache, fever or chills. These side effects are normal and are a sign that the vaccine is starting to protect you.

Yes. Due to the severe health risks associated with COVID-19 and the fact that reinfection with COVID-19 is possible, you should be vaccinated regardless of whether you already had COVID-19 infection. If you were treated for COVID-19 symptoms with monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma, you should wait 90 days before getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Talk to your doctor if you are unsure what treatments you received or if you have more questions about getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

Learn more about the currently available COVID-19 vaccines. Click here.

Wait at least 14 days before getting any other vaccine, including a flu or shingles vaccine, if you get your COVID-19 vaccine first. And if you get another vaccine first, wait at least 14 days before getting your COVID-19 vaccine.

If a COVID-19 vaccine is inadvertently given within 14 days of another vaccine, you do not need to restart the COVID-19 vaccine series; you should still complete the series on schedule. When more data are available on the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines administered simultaneously with other vaccines, CDC may update this recommendation.

If you need a replacement vaccination card, visit the State of Delaware’s DelVAX portal where you can print a copy of your vaccination record.

Please call 800-693-CARE (2273) and leave your name, e-mail address and a description of the problem you are having and someone will get back to you.

ChristianaCare follows CDC and state guidelines in administering vaccines. At this time, we have no information about a booster vaccination for people who have already been fully vaccinated.

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