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Covid FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About Covid-19

We know that our patients have many questions about Covid-19. 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, our patients are allowed to bring visitors with them to their appointments. However, we do ask that no more than two visitors accompany patients for ultrasound appointments.

OGA asks patients to call prior to their appointment if they are feeling ill and to physically distance when possible. Masks may be worn but are not required.

Starting January 2022, St Luke’s has allowed us to resume scheduling surgeries and our surgery schedulers are contacting patients to get patients scheduled. Given it is a new year for health insurance, we will have to get the surgery a new prior authorization with your insurance company and also if it has been greater than 30 days for the pre-op visit, it is required by insurance and is best practice for the physician to have another pre-op visit to check on you and confirm that surgery is still the best plan for you. We have dedicated surgery schedulers. Please let us know if you have questions on the status of your surgery by calling our office at 208-888-0909.

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.