Do you need shots for Halloween Horror Nights?

Author: Helga Feeney Jr.  |  Last update: Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Updated Safety Guidelines. Per LA County's Public Health order, all persons ages 12 and older must be prepared to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test taken within 72 hours of visit, prior to entry to the theme park. Persons ages 18+ must also show any photo ID.

Can you still get COVID-19 if you are vaccinated?

Most people who get COVID-19 are unvaccinated. However, since vaccines are not 100% effective at preventing infection, some people who are fully vaccinated will still get COVID-19. An infection of a fully vaccinated person is referred to as a “vaccine breakthrough infection.”

Can 5 to 11 year olds get a COVID-19 vaccine?

CDC recommends Pfizer's COVID vaccine for children ages 5 through 11.

Do we still need to wear a mask after getting a COVID-19 vaccine?

After you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, take these steps to protect yourself and others:

• In general, you do not need to wear a mask in outdoor settings.
• If you are in an area with high numbers of COVID-19 cases, consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor settings and when you are in close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated.
• If you have a condition or taking medications that weaken your immune system, you may not be fully protected even if you are fully vaccinated. You should continue to take all precautions recommended for unvaccinated people, including wearing a well-fitted mask, until advised otherwise by their healthcare provider.
• If you are fully vaccinated, to maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.

Who is not eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine?

Children younger than age 5 years are not eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine at this time unless part of a clinical trial. Children and adolescents younger than age 18 years are not eligible to receive the Moderna or Janssen COVID-19 vaccines at this time.

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Can I get the COVID-19 vaccine if I have an underlying condition?

People with underlying medical conditions can receive a COVID-19 vaccine as long as they have not had an immediate or severe allergic reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine or to any of the ingredients in the vaccine. Learn more about vaccination considerations for people with underlying medical conditions. Vaccination is an important consideration for adults of any age with certain underlying medical conditions because they are at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Should you get the Covid vaccine if you have an autoimmune disease?

The American College of Rheumatology COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Guidance recommends that people with autoimmune and inflammatory rheumatic disease (which includes lupus) get the vaccine unless they have an allergy to an ingredient in the vaccine.

How long will it take to build immunity after getting the COVID-19 vaccine?

It takes time for your body to build protection after any vaccination. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second shot of the Pfizer-BioNtech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, or two weeks after the single-dose J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.

How long after COVID-19 vaccine booster shot does immunity increase?

Antibodies from a booster shot will wane over time—but that doesn't mean your immune protection has disappeared. Antibody levels decline with all vaccines, scientists say. The body produces an initial burst of antibodies, peaking one or two weeks after a booster shot.

Is COVID-19 vaccination still necessary, even after getting the disease and recovering?

Re-infection with COVID-19 occurs, although it is relatively rare. Also, at this point we do not know precisely how long people are naturally protected from getting COVID-19 again after clearing an infection. Follow-up periods for previously-infected individuals are not yet long enough to be able to draw conclusions on the duration of protection against infection beyond six months after infection. As a result, COVID-19 vaccination is recommended even for those who have recovered from the disease.

Is there a COVID-19 vaccine for children?


Scientists have conducted clinical trials with about 3,000 children, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine has met the safety and efficacy standards for authorization in children ages 5 through 11 years old.

When are kids considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19?

Children ages 5 to 11 are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after they have received two 10-microgram doses administered 21 days apart.

Can children get COVID-19?

While children have been less affected by COVID-19 compared to adults, children can be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 and some children develop severe illness. Children with underlying medical conditions are at increased risk for severe illness compared to children without underlying medical conditions.

Does the COVID-19 vaccine immunity last for life?


How long does protection from a COVID-19 vaccine last? It's not yet known how long COVID-19 vaccine protection lasts. Recent studies show that protection against the virus may decrease over time.

How should vaccinated people prevent the spread of COVID-19?

• Wear a mask.

- To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, have
everyone in your family, even those who are vaccinated, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.
- You might choose to have everyone in your family, even those who are vaccinated, wear a mask indoors in public regardless of the level of transmission in your area.
- Unvaccinated family members, including children 2 years and older, should wear a mask in all indoor public settings.

Does the COVID-19 vaccine reduce the risk of asymptomatic infection?

Overall, vaccination reduced the risk of asymptomatic and symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection by 79% in vaccinated employees compared with their unvaccinated colleagues. Further, an analysis of asymptomatic infections alone found vaccination reduced the risk by 72%.

How long after the COVID-19 booster might side effects start?

You probably experienced COVID-19 vaccine side effects fairly quickly when you had your initial injections. The same is true for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots: Most people notice side effects within the first 24 hours. The symptoms typically only last a day or two. Some people don't notice any side effects.

Is there a difference between a booster and COVID-19 vaccine?


Are booster shots the same formulation as existing vaccines? Yes. COVID-19 booster shots are the same formulation as the current COVID-19 vaccines. However, in the case of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster shot, it is half the dose of the vaccine people get for their initial series.

How long do side effects last after the COVID-19 booster shot?

They're very similar to what happens after the second dose, which is that you do tend to get pain at the injection site, usually just lasts a few days, and usually it's not severe. And then you can get systemic side effects such as fever, fatigue, headache, and again, that usually goes away after a day or two.

How does the COVID-19 vaccine boost your immune system?

Vaccines work by stimulating your immune system to produce antibodies, exactly like it would if you were exposed to the disease. After getting vaccinated, you develop immunity to that disease, without having to get the disease first.

What happens if you get COVID-19 between first and second shots?

It's possible to become infected with COVID-19 between the first and second shots of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines — and immediately following the second shot of these vaccines. If you do catch COVID-19 between the two vaccine doses, you should make sure to get the second shot once you're feeling better.

What does the COVID-19 vaccine do in your body?

COVID-19 vaccines teach our immune systems how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. Sometimes this process can cause symptoms, such as fever.

Can COVID-19 cause an autoimmune disease?

Widespread and long-term inflammation during severe COVID-19 may cause the immune system to produce antibodies to pieces of the virus it wouldn't normally recognize. Some of those pieces might resemble human proteins enough to trigger the production of autoantibodies.

Can people with lupus get the COVID-19 vaccine?

The CDC and the ACR recommend that people with lupus and other autoimmune conditions get the vaccine and a booster shot or third dose if necessary. Studies have also shown that the vaccine generally does not lead to increased disease activity in people with lupus.

Can immunocompromised people get the COVID-19 vaccine?

People with immunocompromising conditions or people who take immunosuppressive medications or therapies are at increased risk for severe COVID-19 illness. The currently FDA-approved or FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines are not live vaccines and therefore can be safely administered to immunocompromised people.

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