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COVID-19 vaccine FAQs with Lexington Medical Center

Khurram Rashid, MD
Khurram Rashid, MD, provides answers to COVID-19 vaccine FAQs | Photo via Lexington Medical Center

COVID-19 vaccines are available at Lexington Medical Center’s vaccine clinic — open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. + 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Sat.-Sun. — for anyone ages 12+. (Children 15 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.)

Have questions about the vaccine? Lex Med has answers:

Q: If I’ve had COVID, do I still need a vaccine?

A: Yes, it is recommended to get the vaccine even if you’ve had a COVID-19 infection, as one’s immunity against the virus dwindles with time.

Q: Can I choose the vaccine I receive?

A: Yes, you can get any of the authorized vaccines available on the market at Lex Med.

Q: Does the vaccine affect fertility?

A: No, one’s fertility is not affected by receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. In fact, vaccinated people who give birth can pass on immunity to their offspring via antibodies in the mother’s breast milk. Ⓟ

Q: What side effects should I expect from the vaccine?

A: Any vaccine or medication can cause side effects, and these side effects indicate that your immune system is responding to the vaccine. They are typically minor (think: a sore arm or low-grade fever) and go away within a few days.

Q: How quickly will the COVID-19 vaccines stop the pandemic?

A: This depends on several factors, like how many people get vaccinated. It is generally accepted that, for a vaccine to offer protection from a public health perspective, at least 70% of the population needs to be vaccinated (based on the measles and other vaccines).

Q: Bottom line: Why should I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

A: The vaccine works with your immune system so that you’re ready to fight the virus if exposed, making it an important tool in helping to stop this global pandemic.

Dive into more FAQs + schedule your appointment here. Ⓟ