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COVID-19 Information

Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine

How do I schedule an appointment to get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

How do Notifications via MyKelseyOnline/MyKelsey App work?

Am I able to get the vaccine at Kelsey-Seybold if I’m not a current patient?

Is the COVID-19 vaccine available for children?

How long will the appointment take to get the immunization? What can I expect at the appointment?

How much will the COVID-19 vaccine cost?

Will I need to show proof of the vaccine? How can I access this information, if so? Do I need to report that I’ve received my vaccination to the State or other entity?

If I received my first COVID-19 vaccine dose at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, will I also get my second dose at Kelsey-Seybold?

If I’m a KelseyCare Advantage or KelseyCare health plan member do I have to get the vaccine at a Kelsey-Seybold clinic location?

Where can I get the vaccine? Can I go anywhere?

Is there enough supply to get the second dose of the vaccine?

Should I get the vaccine if I’ve experienced allergic reactions to vaccines in the past?

Can I get the vaccine if I have a history of Guillain-Barré syndrome?

I've heard that there will be a Moderna "booster" that covers the variant strains that are emerging now. Is this contained in the second shot or will it require a third injection?

If you’ve already been diagnosed and recovered from COVID-19, don’t you have antibodies to the virus? Why is it recommended to still get the vaccine?

When do you expect additional guidance to be provided regarding the young age group (under age 16) and when they could receive the vaccine?

I have heard that the COVID-19 vaccination can impact the results of a screening mammograms and CT CHEST screening exams. I am due for a screening mammogram or a CT CHEST screening, but plan to or have taken a COVID-19 vaccine. What should I do?

How is herd immunity achieved?

Do I need to wear a mask if I have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine?

I’m fully vaccinated. When can I gather with others and not wear a mask?

Should I get the Johnson & Johnson Janssen vaccine now, or wait to be vaccinated with the Moderna/Pfizer vaccine?

What is the approved age by FDA to receive the vaccine?

Once vaccinated, am I able to gather with others who have been vaccinated and not wear a mask?

Are the COVID-19 vaccines currently available safe for people who are immunocompromised?

General COVID-19 Vaccine Information

If I tested positive for COVID-19 or having the antibody, do I still need to get the vaccine?

What is the efficacy of the vaccine?

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe to receive?

What are the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine?

When should I call the doctor about any side effects I’m experiencing?

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for pregnant women and women who are lactating?

Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine?

How long will it take for the vaccine to begin protecting me?

Why is a vaccine needed if we continue to do things like social distance and wear masks to prevent the virus from spreading?


Learn more and read the CDC’s FAQs about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Learn more about the V-Safe program

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet

Learn About the New mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines