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If I missed my second COVID shot, can I still get it?

Health care workers answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Rhea Boyd, MD, MPH explains the importance of getting BOTH shots of a two-dose COVID vaccine, even if you missed your appointment.

If you missed your second dose and you’re a little bit delayed, don’t worry. Just schedule an appointment and go in and get your second dose as soon as you can.


This information is shared for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. The views expressed are those of the featured medical professional and reflect information available to that professional at time of filming. Always consult a health care provider for any personal health decisions. Click here for vaccine FAQs from the CDC.

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