Stay Informed About COVID-19
If you have questions about the COVID-19 coronavirus, you’re not alone. We want to make sure our members have the latest updates to stay safe and informed during this time.
For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms, we can help
The most common symptoms of patients with COVID-19 are fever, cough and shortness of breath, but occasionally symptoms are more severe. There is currently no cure for this virus. If you develop these or any flu-like symptoms, please contact your health care provider or visit your health plan website for information on how you can get care during this time:
What we know about the COVID-19 vaccine
Tested, safe and effective vaccines are one of the most important tools we have to end the COVID-19 pandemic. Since Dec. 2020, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the use of three COVID-19 vaccines, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer.
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires one shot while the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines require two shots to get the most protection:
- Pfizer-BioNTech doses should be given 3 weeks (21 days) apart
- Moderna doses should be given 4 weeks (28 days) apart
New data shows that vaccine protection wanes over time and a COVID-19 booster shot is strongly recommended when eligible. As of Nov. 19, 2021, all U.S. adults age 18 and up are eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster
For specific information on what your state and county are doing and who is eligible for vaccination and booster shot, visit the CDC’s Health Department website.
For general information about the COVID-19 vaccine, visit the CDC website
How to protect yourself and others
The best way to protect yourself and others during this outbreak is to slow the spread of the virus and get vaccinated.
To find COVID-19 vaccine clinics, pharmacies, and other locations that offer COVID-19 vaccines in the United States, please visit VaccineFinder.org.
Although many states have eased mask wearing restrictions for fully vaccinated individuals, the CDC is strongly recommending
that all individuals, vaccinated or not, wear a mask in indoor public settings as COVID-19 cases continue to spread.
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