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General questions

Is it possible to catch COVID-19 during an immunization visit to a healthcare facility?

During a visit to the hospital or another healthcare facility, it is possible to get infected with the virus that causes COVID-19: people come to these facilities with and without symptoms for medical care.

In general, immunization sessions are organized in such a way as to minimize the risk of infection with COVID-19 or other diseases, including through hand hygiene, use of personal protective equipment, environmental cleaning, prompt waste management and by separating patients and healthy people via separate opening hours or entrances.

Each person visiting a health facility should also comply with recommendations provided by local authorities and healthcare providers to protect themselves and others.

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COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination explained – Introduction

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Vaccines protect against severe COVID-19 disease.

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How could vaccines be developed at record speed while still maintaining quality and safety?

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What are clinical trials and are they enough to prove a vaccine is safe?

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How do mRNA vaccines, like Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, work?

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How do vector vaccines work?

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How should we respond to claims that the mRNA vaccines could cause a genetic change and that we will see this in the coming decades?

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How do inactivated vaccines work?

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How do I know which COVID-19 vaccine to choose or recommend?

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What tests or examinations should people get before COVID-19 vaccination?

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Can a new variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus cause more severe disease?

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Why should older adults get vaccinated?

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Omicron is generally less severe than previous variants – does it still make sense to vaccinate children?

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Should children aged 5-11 get a booster dose?

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If COVID-19 becomes endemic will vaccination still be needed?

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Why is it necessary to stay in the healthcare facility 15-30 minutes following COVID-19 vaccination?

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Is it possible to catch COVID-19 during an immunization visit to a healthcare facility?

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What are the so-called COVID-19 bivalent booster vaccines?

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What is the recommended use of updated bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccines?

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How do the updated bivalent COVID-19 vaccines work?

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