Our goal is to share as much information as possible about the COVID-19 vaccine so you are informed about the process and the vaccine. To help you find specific information, we've divided our frequently asked questions into broad topics. Please check back as we add additional topical questions and answers and add to the existing set.
Getting the vaccine
Learn what you need to know about how to register to get the vaccine, where to go, and what to expect.
Understanding the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine, and what to expect after you receive your vaccine is critical to helping you feel safe.
With any new vaccine there are, understandably, many questions around its safety. Review the safety of the current vaccines for all patients.
Pregnancy, breastfeeding, and the COVID-19 vaccine
Pregnancy and breastfeeding can bring a unique set of questions and concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine. Review information to learn what we want our pregnant and breastfeeding patients to know.
Pediatric and adolescent patients
Learn about the COVID-19 vaccine for children and adolescents aged 12 to 17.
Cancer Center patients
Patients with cancer should reduce their risk of exposure to the virus, accept the vaccine when it is available for them, and encourage those they come into contact with to get vaccinated too. Review the information specific to patients undergoing treatment for cancer to learn more about the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock employees should review the frequently asked questions available on the intranet (login required) for employee specific guidance and information.