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Your COVID-19 questions: March 10, 2022

Thank you for continuing to send us your questions about vaccinations, testing, WashU Med COVID-19 policies and other ways the school is responding to the pandemic. Please keep in mind that we might not be able to answer all questions submitted. You must continue to call the COVID-19 Exposure/Illness Hotline at 314-362-5056 to report a positive test and get advice directly from Occupational Health. For questions about your personal medical situation, please consult your physician.

Does WashU Med have any ongoing research looking at long COVID?

Long COVID research is an important priority for WashU Med and for the Department of Medicine in particular. Our investigators have already published landmark studies to demonstrate the magnitude of the problem and generate important hypotheses for investigation.

Long COVID requires both high-quality clinical care and rapid research to improve patient care. The CARE Clinic was designed to provide tailored care to COVID patients in tandem with our research collaborations which allow us to generate important insights into how best to care for these patients. Learn more about WashU Med’s long COVID research on the School of Medicine website.

I received both doses of vaccine and one booster but I am wondering if I am over 65, should I get a second booster?

At this time there is no recommendation from the CDC for a routine second booster for those who are not immunocompromised. If you have questions about whether you have a medical condition that warrants a second booster, you should contact your personal physician who understands your specific situation and risk factors.

How can I obtain a replacement vaccination card?

If you were vaccinated through WashU Med or BJC HealthCare, you can access and download your vaccine data from ReadySet or the MyChart patient portal.

This week’s answers were provided by Eva Aagaard, MD, senior administrator for occupational health, Amanda Wilkins, director of occupational health, and Maureen Lyons, MD, assistant professor of medicine. If you have a question for our health experts, send it to covidqueries@wustl.edu. This mailbox is exclusively for WashU Med faculty, staff and students.

Visit the WashU Med coronavirus website for the latest policy information.

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