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Have questions before you get your COVID-19 vaccine?


This page offers advice from trusted VA providers and other resources to help you learn more.

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Why this matters to you

When you get your COVID-19 vaccine, you help protect yourself—and your family, friends, and community. But COVID-19 vaccines are new. It's understandable to have questions about them. We’re here to help you get the information you need. So you can talk with your health care provider and decide what’s right for you.

This page is for


  • All Veterans
  • Family members and caregivers
  • Service members

What you can do

Learn more from trusted VA providers

As you make your decision about what's right for you and your family, you'll want to learn all you can. Our VA health care providers can help answer your questions and share more information.

Dr. Jane Kim, chief consultant of preventive medicine at VA

Dr. Kim answers common vaccine questions

Dr. Jane Kim is the chief consultant for preventive medicine at VA. In this video series, Dr. Kim answers common questions from Veterans about COVID-19 vaccines.

Dr. Chelsea Cosby, VA women's health deputy director, talks with a clinician

Dr. Cosby talks about COVID-19 vaccines and women's health

Dr. Chelsea Cosby is our deputy director of women’s health here at VA. In this video, Dr. Cosby shares why it's important to understand more about COVID-19 and vaccines. She also shares more about the risks of COVID-19 to pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Dr. Christine Chee, psychologist at the Albuquerque Veteran Center and a member of the Navajo Nation

Dr. Chee shares her COVID-19 vaccine story

Dr. Christine Chee, psychologist at the Albuquerque Veteran Center, is a member of the Navajo Nation. In this video, Dr. Chee shares the devastating impact the pandemic has had on her family and community. She also shares how this impact has shaped her perspective on COVID-19 vaccines.

Video

VA providers share their vaccine perspectives

VA health care providers talk about the importance of COVID-19 vaccines to their communities and provide a perspective many viewers may not have considered. This video is hosted by Emmy-award winner and Marine Corps Veteran James Reynolds.

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Spotlight

Get the latest vaccine information

Stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 vaccine science and authorized vaccines.

Get COVID-19 vaccine facts from the CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers the most up-to-date facts on COVID-19 vaccines. On the CDC website, you’ll find answers to many common questions about vaccines and their safety. You can also find information for specific needs, such as if you're pregnant or have long-term health conditions.

Get COVID-19 vaccine updates and information from the FDA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) offers the latest updates about authorized COVID-19 vaccines. You can also find more in-depth information about how vaccines are developed and how the FDA works to make sure vaccines are safe and effective.

Learn from others’ vaccine journeys in an HHS podcast

In the “COVID-19 Immunity in Our Community” podcast series, people across the country share their journeys about how they decided to get a COVID-19 vaccine. And medical experts also share the latest vaccine science. This series is from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), iHeartRadio, and ABC News.

Downloadable resources

Download more helpful resources

Use these resources as you talk with your health care provider and others you trust to help you make decisions.

Vaccine information for Veterans at high risk of COVID-19

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Women's health and COVID-19 vaccine facts

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Vaccine facts for Veterans from racial and ethnic minority communities

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Frequently asked questions

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