The FDA has granted emergency use authorization for the COVID-19 vaccine. This is a positive first step in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic!
Now that a vaccine is approved, the following may help answer some questions you may have:
For additional information about COVID-19 vaccines and how they could affect you, visit the CDC website.
Because testing kits are in short supply and resources to handle a huge volume of coronavirus tests are not available, please read this information to help determine if you need to be tested.
Looking for information on testing sites in your area? Click on link below to access health departments links in all 50 states, 8 US territories and freely associated states, and the District of Columbia.
Locate your state health department for testing sites
When Should I Get Tested?
If you have questions or concerns about whether you should receive a test for COVID-19, your physician or healthcare provider will be able to make that recommendation based on your specific circumstances (for example, your age, any chronic conditions that you have, your health history, where you live, etc.)
Unfortunately, there have been many reports of fraudulent acts related to the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak. We want to help you stay safe and aware by informing you of some of the scams you need to be on the lookout for:
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, or cough or sneeze into your elbow or shoulder, not your hand
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer, especially after coughing or sneezing
Stay home if sick, and stay home for at least 24 hours after the last signs of fever
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