Can COVID-19 be spread through sex?
Can you still get COVID-19 if you are vaccinated?
Most people who get COVID-19 are unvaccinated. However, since vaccines are not 100% effective at preventing infection, some people who are fully vaccinated will still get COVID-19. An infection of a fully vaccinated person is referred to as a “vaccine breakthrough infection.”
Can you get infected with COVID-19 after having had COVID-19 in the past?
Do people who have had COVID-19 have more side effects with the vaccine?
If you had COVID-19 before being vaccinated, the first injection may cause more noticeable side effects than for people who have not had the coronavirus. If you have never had COVID-19, you may notice more side effects after the second dose than after the first dose.
How long will it take to build immunity after getting the COVID-19 vaccine?
What does it mean to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19?
To ensure adequate time for an immune response to occur, a person is considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after completion of a two-dose mRNA series or one dose of Janssen vaccine.
Should I get the COVID-19 vaccine if I have recovered from COVID-19?
Is it normal to have side effects after second COVID-19 vaccine?
Should I get the COVID-19 vaccine if I had COVID-19?
Who needs the COVID-19 booster vaccine?
Everyone ages 16 years and older who completed their COVID-19 vaccine primary series can get a booster shot.
Who should not take the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine?
If you have had a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient in the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (such as polyethylene glycol), you should not get this vaccine. If you had a severe allergic reaction after getting a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, you should not get another dose of an mRNA vaccine.
Should you get the COVID-19 vaccine if you have been treated with monoclonal antibodies?
People who were treated for COVID-19 with monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma or people who have a history of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in adults or children (MIS-A or MIS-C) may need to wait a while after recovering before they can get vaccinated.
Is it recommended to get the second shot of the COVID-19 vaccine?
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine both need 2 shots to complete the primary series. Adults and children ages 5 years and older should get the second shot even if they have side effects after the first shot, unless a vaccination provider or doctor says not to get it.
Is it recommended to take a booster vaccine during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Key takeaways. An additional dose of a COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for people who are fully vaccinated and might not have had a strong enough immune response. In contrast, a booster dose is recommended for people who are fully vaccinated and whose immune response weakened over time.
Can I get a COVID-19 booster vaccine if I have COVID-19?
What happens if you don’t take the second shot of the COVID-19 vaccine?
How many doses of COVID-19 vaccine will I need to get?
The number of doses needed depends on which vaccine you receive. To get the most protection:
- Two Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses should be given 3 weeks (21 days) apart.
- Two Moderna vaccine doses should be given 1 month (28 days) apart.
- Johnson & Johnsons Jansen (J&J/Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine requires only one dose.
If you receive a vaccine that requires two doses, you should get your second shot as close to the recommended interval as possible. However, your second dose may be given up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose, if necessary.. You should not get the second dose earlier than the recommended interval.
Why are Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine side effects worse after the second shot?
Side effects from both the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are more common after the second dose. This is because your immune system recognizes the virus spike protein from the first dose of the vaccine and mounts a stronger response.
Why should you take two COVID-19 vaccines?
If you get COVID-19, you also risk giving it to loved ones who may get very sick.
People with moderately to severely compromised immune systems should receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine after the initial 2 doses.
Why do we need two doses of the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines?
The first dose helps your body create an immune response, while the second dose is a booster that strengthens your immunity to the virus.
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine requires two doses given 21 days apart. The Moderna vaccine requires two doses given 28 days apart.
Is it normal for the COVID-19 vaccine side effects to be worse after the first shot?
Additionally, 50% of people reported systemic side effects (e.g., fatigue, headache, or muscle pain) after their first dose, which jumped to about 70% after the second dose. Chills and fever, which were reported by only about 9% of people after their first dose, went up to about 30% after the second dose.
Are you more likely to have side effects from the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines if you had COVID-19?
Both the Pfizer and the Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations involve two injections separated by several weeks. For these two-shot vaccinations: If you had COVID-19 before being vaccinated, the first injection may cause more noticeable side effects than for people who have not had the coronavirus.