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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?

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?

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

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?

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?

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?

COVID-19 Vaccine and Children 12 and Older

Why does Kelsey-Seybold Pediatrics recommend that my child receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine?

Is the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine safe and effective for children?

Why was there a limited number of participants in the 12- to 15-year-old age category for the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine trial?

What are the results from the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine trial?

What should I do if my child has side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine?

Should I give my child pain relief medication before receiving the vaccine?

Why is vaccinating children critical to overall herd immunity goals?

Will my child be required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine to attend school?

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