Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Frequently asked questions

Vaccine Safety

How will we know the vaccine is safe?

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How does safety testing for vaccines work?

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What is an Emergency Use Authorization?

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Did anyone in Philadelphia review the safety data before vaccine distribution began?

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Is the vaccine safe for African Americans? Was the vaccine tested on African Americans?

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Can I get COVID-19 infection after getting vaccination?

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Who should NOT get the COVID-19 vaccine?

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Vaccine Efficacy

Does COVID-19 vaccine work?

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How many doses of COVID-19 vaccine will I need?

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How long does protection against COVID-19 last if I receive the vaccine?

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Vaccine Eligibility

When can I get the vaccine?

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Who can receive the COVID-19 vaccine?

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How can I get the vaccine in Phase 1A?

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How can I get the vaccine in Phase 1B?

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Should I get the vaccine if I have already tested positive for COVID?

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Should I get the vaccine if my blood test is positive for COVID-19 antibodies?

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Vaccine Availability

Who will be able to get vaccinated?

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Will COVID-19 vaccination be required in Philadelphia?

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Who will get access to the vaccine first?

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How did you determine who gets priority access?

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Other questions

Will there be a cost for the vaccine?

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How many people need to get the vaccine in order to stop the pandemic?

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Do I still need to take protective actions after getting the vaccine (e.g. wearing masks, social distancing)?

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Is a COVID-19 vaccine really necessary?

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