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Question: I have not yet received an invitation to schedule my second vaccine dose. What should I do?
: After your first vaccine dose you should be automatically scheduled for your second vaccine appointment in your MyUCSDChart. Please login to your MyStudentChart (students) or MyChart (employees) to confirm whether you have already been scheduled. If more than three days have passed since your first dose and you have not received any communication about your second dose, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Question: How long does protection for a COVID-19 vaccine last?
Answer: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we do not know how long protection lasts for those who are vaccinated. What we do know is that COVID-19 has caused very serious illness and death for some people. If you get COVID-19, you also risk giving it to loved ones who may get very sick. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is a safer choice. Experts are working to learn more about both natural immunity and vaccine-induced immunity.
Question: Can you share some information about the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine?
Answer: This vaccine is slightly less effective than others in preventing mild disease but is very effective in preventing severe disease or death. The studies of this vaccine were carried out in the U.S., Africa and Brazil where the new variant strains are circulating. Although some people became mildly ill, no one was hospitalized and there were no deaths.