Every day we learn more about COVID-19, so we continue to have clearer answers for our community. COVID-19 vaccines were previously recommended to be administered alone, with a 14-day time frame between other vaccinations. This protocol was put in place to be cautious of the unknown.
However, significant data has now proved the safety of simultaneously receiving other vaccines with the COVID-19 vaccine, including coadministration within 14 days. While it’s an exciting moment in addressing COVID-19, there are a lot of myths and misconceptions out there. We want you to know the facts. We are in it to end it, together.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is there anything to be cautious of if I’m getting a few vaccines at the same time?
Talk to your doctor about side effects of each vaccine and what to look for after receiving multiple injections.
The CDC was recommending waiting two weeks between vaccines, why has that changed?
Studies in teens and further studies in adults showed that coadministration did not affect the efficacy of the vaccine.
Is it safe for children to get multiple vaccines at once?
Yes. Talk to your child’s pediatrician about side effects of each vaccine and what to look for after receiving multiple injections.
Is there any reason I should not get multiple vaccines at once?
Only if your doctor advises separating vaccines due to a previous history of vaccine reactions or other concerns due to underlying illness.