Frequently asked questions about getting vaccinated for COVID-19

In order to fight this pandemic, it's important to use every tool we have to defend ourselves. In addition to masks and social distancing, vaccines work with your immune system to give your body a better chance of fighting off the virus if you do get it. The CDC further explains the importance of COVID-19 vaccination.

  • How do I sign up to get my vaccine at Main Line Health?

  • Why get vaccinated?

  • Can my child be vaccinated?

  • How effective are the COVID-19 vaccines against this variant?

  • How do I sign up to get my vaccine at Main Line Health?

  • What are COVID-19 breakthrough infections?

  • How do I sign up to get my vaccine at Main Line Health?

  • Why is the Delta variant a concern for children under 12?

  • I lost my COVID-19 immunization card. How do I receive a new card?

  • Why did the COVID-19 vaccines get approved so quickly?

  • How were the vaccines evaluated?

  • How do we know the COVID vaccines are safe?

  • What if I'm pregnant? Do I still get vaccinated?

  • What are the COVID-19 vaccination side effects?

  • Can I be vaccinated if I have my mammogram scheduled?

  • Can I get COVID from being vaccinated?

  • Is a booster shot the same as a third dose of the vaccine?

  • How do I qualify for a booster vaccination?

  • Will primary and booster series be mixed (ie Pfizer and Moderna)?

  • When can I receive a third dose of the COVID vaccine?