Questions and Answers about the COVID-19 Vaccine

January 22, 2021

While many communities are still waiting for the COVID-19 vaccine to become available to the general public, we know you have questions. We are asking doctors and caregivers from across Mercy to answer your questions about the vaccine and what you can expect.

Should Pregnant Women Get the Vaccine?

Ali Hellebusch, RN, Mercy Hospital Washington, is pregnant with her fourth child and shares why she chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Who Should I Trust When it Comes to COVID-19 Vaccine Information?

Dr. Alice Mankin, family medicine physician with Mercy Clinic Primary Care in Edmond, Oklahoma, talks about who you can trust when it come to COVID-19 vaccine information.

Why Should I Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Dr. Mayrol Juarez, critical care physician and vice president of hospital-based services at Mercy Hospital Springfield, answers why you should be vaccinated when it's offered to you.

Can the COVID-19 Vaccine Make Me Sick?

Mercy Kids Dr. Alison Curfman, emergency medicine physician in St. Louis, talks about why some people experience symptoms after the COVID-19 vaccine and what it means.

Will the COVID-19 Vaccine Work on the New Strains of Coronavirus?

Dr. Aamina Akhtar, infectious disease physician and chief medical officer at Mercy Hospital South, talks about how viruses mutate, what we know currently and why the vaccine is still important. Note: Dr. Akhtar recorded her interview independently, hence no mask was needed.

It's important to note, public vaccine distribution will vary by state and county. We'll keep you updated about vaccine availability as information becomes available. It's recommended that Mercy patients create a MyMercy account, if you don't already have one, and download the free MyMercy app to receive updates from your Mercy provider.

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Bethany Pope
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