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Covid FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About Covid-19

We know that our patients have many questions about Covid-19 vaccination, especially for those that are trying to conceive, are pregnant, or are lactating. We’ve put together a list of some of our most frequently asked questions and their answers for your reference. We encourage you to speak directly with your provider if you have questions about whether or not vaccination is the right choice for you, and any concerns or questions you may have.

We encourage you to read more about the vaccine and Covid-19 as it relates to your health at the websites below. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists are valuable resources.

Guidance for COVID-19 | CDC

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) | CDC

Home | ACOG

Yes, each patient is allowed two visitors, regardless of their ages.

We’re taking many precautions, but some of our most obvious are asking patients with symptoms of Covid-19 to call ahead of their appointments to be screened by a nurse. We are also asking all visitors to the clinic to wear a mask for their entire visit, and we are physically distancing when/where possible.
We don’t have a definitive date to resume all surgeries, but we will get an update from St. Luke’s on 7 November. In the meantime, we have some providers that will perform surgeries at Treasure Valley Hospital and at Saltzer. If you have questions about whether or not you’re eligible for surgery at this time, please call our clinic. We can provide updates over the phone, as well as information on what insurance is accepted where.
Yes. The CDC, ACIP, and ACOG have all found the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines to be safe and effective.

Yes! The Covid-19 vaccine is safe and effective for women trying to conceive, pregnant women, and lactating women.

There is no evidence to suggest that vaccination will lead to a loss of fertility in any way.
OGA does not carry the Covid-19 vaccine, but can help you find a place to get vaccinated locally.
Yes, but only if your provider determines that there is a medical need for testing.
If there is a medical contraindication to you receiving the vaccine, such as an allergy to a vaccine component, OGA will provide an exemption letter to you, if requested.
This information is evolving as more studies are completed. You can ask your provider for the most current information and recommendations.
There is not a definitive answer to that question yet. It’s likely that booster doses will be needed for most people, at some point.