Can the vaccine trigger a false-positive COVID test? What if I miss my second vaccine dose?

Local 4′s Dr. Frank McGeorge answers your coronavirus vaccine questions

Information is critical when it comes to the coronavirus vaccines, and it can sometimes be challenging to find the answers to your specific questions.

Our resident Dr. Frank McGeorge is here to help, answering your questions about the virus and vaccines. (You can submit your questions below.)

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I am a type II diabetic and have recently began injecting insulin. Should I be concerned about taking the COVID-19 vaccine?

No -- in fact, your diabetes puts you in a higher risk category if you were to contract COVID. So getting vaccinated should be an even higher priority for you.

What are you supposed to do if you miss your second vaccine dose? The place I got the first dose is no longer giving shots, and I’m having a terrible time getting it scheduled anywhere else.

If you aren’t able to get your second coronavirus vaccine dose from the same site where you got your first dose, I recommend calling your county health department right away and explaining the situation. Many viewers have struggled to schedule a second dose through automated systems, and you really need to talk to a human being to get it sorted out.

It’s extremely important not to miss your second dose appointment, unless it’s a true emergency or you’ve been quarantined. If you must miss it, start working to reschedule that second dose immediately.


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