Find frequently asked questions about:
About the COVID-19 Vaccines
- Are the vaccines safe? Do they work?
- Are the vaccines effective against the variants of the COVID-19 virus?
- What do I need to know about vaccines for children?
- Why do I need two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine?
Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine
- What do I need to know before getting my vaccine?
- I have a medical condition. Should I get the vaccine?
- I have recovered from COVID-19. Should I get the vaccine?
- I am pregnant, breastfeeding or want to become pregnant. Should I get the vaccine?
- Can I take medicines before or after my vaccine?
- What can I expect when I get my vaccine? Do I need to bring anything?
- What kind of assistance will be available at my vaccine appointment? Can someone come with me?
- I don’t have my own transportation. Can I get a ride to my vaccine appointment?
- I’m afraid of or triggered by needles. How can I get the vaccine?
After Your Vaccine
- When do I need to get my second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine? How do I make my appointment?
- What should I know about side effects?
- I’m sick. Are my symptoms from the vaccine or sickness from COVID-19?
- What can I do after I am fully vaccinated?
- Is it possible to get COVID-19 even if I’m fully vaccinated?
- How long does protection from the vaccine last?
- Do I need a booster shot to increase my protection against COVID-19?
- How can I get a copy of my vaccine record? Can I get a new vaccine card if I lose it?
- What kind of test is it?
- When and how will I get my test results?
- If I am vaccinated, will I test positive for COVID-19?
- What should I do while I wait for my results?
Call the Health Department at 802-863-7240 (toll-free 833-722-0860). We’re ready to respond to COVID-19 health-related questions. Calls are answered Monday - Friday 8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
For vaccine registration, call 855-722-7878, Monday - Friday 8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For general questions (not health-related) dial 2-1-1 or 1-866-652-4636.
Send the Health Department an email at AHS.VDHPublicCommunication@vermont.gov.