Frequently Asked Questions

How do I contact / speak with someone about the vaccine?

The public hotline is 1-844-542-8201 or email them at COVID19Vaccine@maricopa.gov . You may also complete the form by clicking here and scrolling to the bottom of the page.

 

Remember there are a lot of people trying to get vaccinated. Please be patient and keep trying, more appointments are opening as the vaccine becomes available.

 

When can I get the vaccination?

          If you are over 65, or under 65 with chronic health problems, you will be vaccinated in Phase 1C. This has not been determined yet. We will post updates as we get them. Please refer to maricopa.gov for scheduling and location details.

 

Where can I get the vaccine?

          This has not been determined yet. We will post updates as we get them. Please refer to maricopa.gov for scheduling and location details.

 

I am high risk. Can I get on a waiting list?

          There is no waiting list. This has not been determined yet. We will post updates as we get them.

 

What are the side effects of the vaccine?

          Fever, fatigue, headache, chills, muscle pain, and joint pain. Acetaminophen or NSAIDS can reduce the side effects.  People between the ages of 18-55 may experience more side effects. The side effects may increase after the second dose.

 

How long will the side effects last?

          Typically resolve in 48 hours. If your side effects have not resolved in 48 hours and/or you develop a cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, or change in taste or smell, contact your doctor.

 

Will I get COVID 19, if I get the vaccine?

          No. The side effects are helping your body prepare to fight the virus. The vaccine is NOT a live vaccine. However, if you are experiencing shortness of breath, sore throat, change in taste or smell. You have likely had an exposure to COVID19. Self quarantine and call your provider.

 

Do I still have to wear a mask?

          Yes. It will be months before we have herd immunity. Continue to wear your mask and maintain social distancing.

 

How long before I am fully protected?

          Approximately 2 weeks after the second dose.

 

How long will the vaccine last?

          At this time, it is expected to last about 6 months. Trials are still being conducted to determine this.

 

Is it ok for me to get my vaccine if I have COVID19?

               Although maintaining up-to-date vaccination during the COVID-19 pandemic is essential, people who have been identified as having suspected or confirmed COVID-19 should not be scheduled for vaccinations until their isolation period is over.  People who are under quarantine for COVID-19 exposure should not be scheduled for vaccinations until their       quarantine period is over.