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Dr. Zain Chagla, infectious disease physician, has emerged as a trusted voice, helping individuals navigate the pandemic safely. Check out our video series, Zain Explains, for quick and easy to understand tips on how to stay safe.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Everyone at St. Joe's

Do you have questions about the vaccine?

Many healthcare workers have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. It’s really important that you understand the vaccine and have your questions answered. 

Common questions include:

Is there an increased risk of blood clots with certain vaccines?

There’s lots of research exploring this question, which is why there’s so much in the news about it, and why there have been stops and starts to utilizing certain vaccines in some areas. For easy to follow information to answer that question, read more. 

Will the vaccine impact my fertility?

There is currently no scientific evidence that any of the COVID-19 vaccines can affect fertility. Read more.

How do the vaccines work? Should I get a particular vaccine?

The purpose of all COVID-19 vaccines is to imitate the virus without making you sick. That way, your immune system can recognize the COVID-19 virus and stop future infections. Read more.

Where can I get information for friends and family when they ask me about the vaccine?

The Centre for Effective Practice developed a guide for healthcare providers to answer questions about COVID-19 vaccines. Read more.

Get answers to these questions and more from external experts

Click here for links to external expert resources, Frequently Asked Questions and toolkits. 

Do you have more questions that you want to ask directly?

Request a Vaccine Conversation

Click here to request a Vaccine Conversation

In your email, please identify at least three windows of availability in the next five days. We will get back to you within 24-36 hours. We may ask for additional dates/times if the ones indicated do not work.

Some healthcare workers wish they had someone to ask these questions to directly. If that’s you, request a confidential Vaccine Conversation.

These conversations are a safe space for staff to ask any vaccine-related question they wish and receive straightforward information to help make an informed decision. These are confidential, non-judgmental conversations that are tailored to address individual concerns. 

Participating St. Joe's Physicians

Dr. Jill Rudkowski
Dr. Ciaran Scallan
Dr. Erick Duan
Dr. Zahira Khalid
Dr. Rajendar Hanmiah