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 or booster appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Everyone 12 years of age and older can get a booster shot, and the CDC and ChristianaCare encourage everyone to get vaccinated and get boosted. Booster shots of the mRNA vaccines—Pfizer and Moderna—are recommended. People who initially received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine should get an mRNA booster (Pfizer or Moderna) at least two months after their primary vaccination. People who initially received Pfizer or Moderna should get an mRNA booster at least five months after their primary vaccination.
The FDA has authorized the COVID-19 vaccine for this age group. For more information about the vaccine for this age group, including where children can receive the vaccine, please visit the CDC website or State of Delaware website.
COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. You may have side effects after vaccination, but these are normal. It typically takes two weeks after you are fully vaccinated for the body to build protection (immunity) against the virus that causes COVID-19. Booster doses are recommended.
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.
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Yes, COVID-19 vaccines may be given at the same time as other vaccines on the same day. Visit the CDC website for more detailed information.
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.
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