- COVID-19 Vaccine
Vaccines prevent you from getting or spreading the virus that causes COVID-19.
No vaccine is 100% against the virus.
Read more about vaccine efficacy at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/effectiveness.html
Vaccinations for adults and children are an important decision, especially those with underlying medical conditions.
Yes. All FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines will be covered at no additional cost during the public health emergency. It also covers instances in which two vaccine doses are required.
Vaccines are given as shots in the arm. Each vaccine has different protocols depending on the manufacturer.
To see the latest from the CDC on what to expect after getting a COVID-19 vaccine, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/expect/after.html
According to the CDC, yes. Visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/prepare-for-vaccination.html to learn more.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. Patients with COVID-19 can experience mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath. Complications from the illness can develop into pneumonia in both lungs. Everyone 16 years of age and older is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you can. Widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the pandemic.
The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus. There are simple everyday preventive actions you can take.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
If you are sick, to keep from spreading respiratory illness to others, you should:
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
If you or someone in your family traveled outside of the country or to a community in the United States that has sustained transmission of coronavirus within the past 14 days and you now feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, please let your Care Team know. We will give you instructions on how to get care without exposing other people to your illness. While sick, avoid contact with people, don’t go out and delay any travel to reduce the possibility of spreading illness to others.
If you feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, please contact your Care Team. We will give you instructions on how to get care without exposing other people to your illness. While sick, avoid contact with people, don’t go out and delay any travel to reduce the possibility of spreading illness to others.
As always, if you have any health concerns, please speak to a member of your care team. We value the opportunity to care for your healthcare needs and are here to answer your questions or concerns about COVID-19.