You've asked questions, we've got answers.

The “You Asked, We Answered” series addresses COVID-19 questions that matter to Veterans and those they care about.

You have questions.

“I already had COVID-19. Do I still need the vaccine?”

“Once I’m vaccinated, how soon will I be protected?”

“Is the vaccine safe?”

“What about the Delta variant?”

We’ve received many questions from Veterans, family members and caregivers about COVID-19 vaccines.

Some people are concerned that they may be allergic to the vaccine or may suffer from side effects. Others are cancer survivors, or currently are being treated for cancer, and wonder if they can get vaccinated safely. Some are pregnant and wonder how receiving the vaccine will affect themselves and their unborn child.

Some are simply uncertain about receiving the vaccine and whether it’s right for them.

You have questions – we have answers

Here’s the good news. If you have any questions or concerns about the vaccine, VA has answers.

The “You Asked, We Answered” series addresses questions that matter to Veterans and those they care about. As you read through it, you might even find some answers you didn’t know you were looking for.

Here’s the complete series, so far:

COVID-19 vaccine, pregnancy and breastfeeding

COVID-19 vaccine questions answered: Do I need it?

COVID-19 Vaccine: You Asked, We Answered – Part II

COVID-19 vaccine: I’m young and healthy. Do I need the vaccine?

You Asked, We Answered: After COVID-19 Vaccination

You Asked, We Answered: Could I be allergic to the vaccine?

COVID-19 Vaccine: I heard the COVID-19 vaccine will…

You Asked, We Answered: COVID-19 Vaccine: What do I need to know about variants?

You Asked, We Answered: What can I do once I’m vaccinated?

COVID-19 Vaccine: What does an EUA mean for vaccine safety?

You Asked, We Answered: What do I need to know about the Delta variant of COVID-19?

By Steve Tokar is a writer-editor for the VHA Office of Digital Media

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Published on Jul. 30, 2021

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  1. Paul Graham August 4, 2021 at 8:42 am

    Why weren’t our vaccinations reported to the state so we could register for their electronic verification system?

  2. Nich August 2, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    Would I be able to receive the Novavax Vaccine, it seems to be of a higher quality than the other vaccines? In addition, it would probably be less expensive than the other vaccines.

  3. Melissa Carlson August 2, 2021 at 10:14 am

    Will we be able to get a booster shot upon request this fall? Would it need to be the same source as our original shots?

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