Vaccine Q&A

  • What is the plan for vaccinating educators?

  • Is the vaccine safe? Is it effective?

  • What is Washington County’s role in vaccination?

  • Why should educators get vaccinated?

  • I have questions. What should I do right now?

  • When can I get the vaccine?

  • What if I’m not in Phase 1A, when will I be eligible for the vaccine?

  • How do I sign up to get a vaccination?

  • When can we stop wearing masks and hug our friends and family again?

  • How will all of these people be vaccinated when we don’t have enough vaccine?

  • Who is included in the “educator” group for purposes of COVID-19 vaccine?

  • Where can public and private K-12 educators and staff get vaccinated?

  • Where can early educators and child care providers get vaccinated?

  • When can educators and child care providers/early childhood educators and staff get vaccinated?

  • Who is in charge of organizing vaccination opportunities for educators?

  • If I have questions about my eligibility, who can I call/where can I go?

  • Can homeschool educators and home education pod staff get vaccinated?

  • Can after school program staff get vaccinated?

  • Will private school and public-school educators be treated differently?

  • How will child care providers be notified when the vaccine is available?

  • How can I find out how to get a vaccine in my county?

  • What ID do I need to bring with me to prove I work for a child care provider, early childhood education center or K-12 school?

  • Do I need to have insurance to get a vaccine?

  • How much does it cost to get a vaccine?

  • Will any group be vaccinated first (e.g., K-12 teachers before bus drivers)?

  • When will vaccines be available for child care providers?

  • Can I require my staff to get a vaccination?

  • What happens after I get a vaccine?

  • What if I get exposed to COVID-19 after my first dose?

  • How long will I need to be observed for after I am vaccinated?

  • What are the common/immediate side effects?

  • Who should I call if I have side effects-the vaccination site or my provider?

  • Will I need to keep wearing a mask and being physically distant?

  • I tried to get a vaccine and was turned away/told to come back on another date.