Cases of COVID-19 are rising.
Practice healthy habits
- Sleep well
- Eat well
- Stay active
- Stay hydrated
- Manage your stress
- Don’t skip your annual check-up
Do your part, reduce your risk!
- Stay informed about the vaccination distribution plan in your county.
- Set up your appointment when it is time for your group risk category. Get vaccinated and kept your vaccination card.
- Wear an appropriate mask. Avoid others who are not wearing masks.
- Stay 6 Feet Apart from others who don’t live with you.
- Wash your hands appropriately.
- Avoid Crowds. The more people you contact, the more likely you are to be infected with COVID-19.
- Consider the level of risk before deciding to go out and ensure that people at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and those who live with them are taking steps to protect themselves.
- Plan shopping trips when stores are typically less crowded in the early morning or late in the evenings. Older adults can use “senior hours” when shopping.
- Avoid poorly ventilated indoor spaces. Bring as much fresh air into your home as possible to Improve ventilation in your home.
- Use gloves when you are routinely cleaning and disinfecting your home, and when you are caring for someone who is sick.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick or tested positive.
- Consider activities where social distancing can be maintained, like socially distanced walks in the neighborhood or facility, use technology (e.g., laptop, mobile devices) to keep in touch, play digital games with friends and family, or start enjoying a new hobby.
Before you get the authorized vaccination, ask your doctor if you
- have any allergies
- have a fever
- have a bleeding disorder or are on a blood thinner
- are immunocompromised or are on a medicine that affects your immune system
- are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
- are breastfeeding
- have received another COVID-19 vaccine
Most common side effects
In the arm where you get the shot:
Throughout the rest of your body:
These side effects usually start within a day or two of getting the vaccine. They might feel like flu symptoms and might even affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days.
After you receive your vaccination, way for 15 minutes and inform if you have:
- Difficulty breathing
- Swelling of your face and throat
- A fast heartbeat
- A nasty rash all over your body
- Dizziness and weakness
KEEP YOUR VACCINATION CARD
When you receive your first dose, you will get a “COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card”, bring it when you receive your second dose to update your immunization card. Please keep this record card, which includes medical information about the vaccines you have received.
Authorized and recommended vaccines in the US
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is an unapproved vaccine that may prevent COVID-19 recommended for people aged 16 years and older. The vaccine has been shown to prevent COVID-19 following 2 doses given 3 weeks apart. The duration of protection against COVID-19 is currently unknown. If you receive one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, you should receive a second dose of this same vaccine weeks later to complete the vaccination series.
ModernaTX, Inc., The mRNA-1273 Vaccine is an unapproved vaccine that may prevent COVID-19. It is recommended for people aged 18 years and older. The vaccine has been shown to prevent COVID-19 following 2 doses given (28 days) 4 weeks apart. The duration of protection against COVID-19 is currently unknown.
More help is on the way!
Vaccines in Phase 3 Clinical Trials
As of December 28, 2020, large-scale (Phase 3) clinical trials are in progress or being planned for three COVID-19 vaccines in the United States:
- AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine
- Janssen’s COVID-19 vaccine
- Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine
The general stages of the development cycle of a vaccine are:
- Exploratory stage
- Pre-clinical stage
- Clinical development
- Regulatory review and approval
- Quality control
Clinical development is a three-phase process. During Phase I, small groups of people receive the trial vaccine. In Phase II, the clinical study is expanded. The vaccine is given to people who have characteristics (such as age and physical health) similar to those for whom the new vaccine is intended. In Phase III, the vaccine is given to thousands of people and tested for efficacy and safety. Many vaccines undergo Phase IV formal, ongoing studies after the vaccine is approved and licensed.
IF YOU ARE SICK, STAY HOME
- People who have symptoms of COVID-19 and can recover at home
- People who don’t have symptoms but have tested positive for COVID-19
keeps away from others, even in your home. STAY HOME EXCEPT TO GET MEDICAL CARE. If you have recovered from your symptoms after testing positive for COVID-19, you may continue to test positive for three months or more without being contagious to others.
In general, reinfection means a person was infected (got sick) once, recovered, and later became infected again with the same COVID-19 or any new variants. Few cases are reported and are under investigation.
keeps someone who might have been exposed to the virus away from others.
If I have already had COVID-19 and recovered, do I still need to get vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine?
Due to the severe health risks associated with COVID-19 and the fact that re-infection with COVID-19 is possible, a vaccine should be offered to you regardless of whether you already had a COVID-19 infection.
Take care of yourself
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