What about timing of the COVID vaccine and other vaccines?

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

Shaquita Bell, MD explains that there is no need to worry about scheduling between your child’s COVID vaccine and other vaccines.
It’s perfectly safe to have other vaccines at the same time. In fact, many of us are really excited to be able to deliver multiple vaccines at once for many reasons, one of which it’s just easier to only come to the doctor’s office or your healthcare provider once instead of multiple times for multiple vaccines. And it also helps us see that we’re able to do the most amount of good in the shortest amount of time and we don’t, we don’t have to space things out or have people find transportation and access to different clinics at different times. It’s really important. In fact, what we want to stress is that we want kids to stay on their vaccine schedule. We want you to take your kids in for all of their vaccines right now. And, and we’re hopeful that by keeping all of our children vaccinated, fully vaccinated, not only will we be able to end the coronavirus pandemic but we’ll also be able to prevent any other infections getting a hold of our community while we’re all trying to stay healthy, right? Trying to stay alive.

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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