Therapeutics FAQs

Vaccine FAQ

  • Q. What is Emergency Use Authorization?

  • Q. What is the recommended dosing and booster timing for the different vaccines?

  • Q. Can you mix vaccine products?

  • Q. What are the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine?

  • Q. What if my patient received the first dose of a 2-dose mRNA COVID-19 vaccine but cannot complete the series because of a contraindication?

  • Q. Who is considered immunocompromised, and are the vaccine recommendations for that population different?

  • Q. What if I have a patient who was vaccinated outside the United States?

  • Q. Can a patient receive other immunizations at the same time they receive their COVID-19 vaccine?

  • Q. Where can I find additional information?

Pennsylvania Department of Health/CDC

Find all of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 resources using the links below:

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Health Alert Network Updates

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