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. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized three COVID-19 vaccines, two of which require two shots taken three to four weeks apart and the other requiring only one shot. In addition, on Aug. 23, 2021, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) granted full approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for people age 16 and older.
While the CDC recommends the COVID-19 vaccination for everyone 12 years of age and older, distribution is still being determined at the state and local level. For specific information on what your state/county are doing and who is eligible for the vaccination, 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.
While mask mandates around the country have eased, the CDC is strongly recommending that all individuals, vaccinated or not, wear a mask in indoor public settings as COVID-19 Delta variant cases are on the rise. President Joe Biden announced new rules on July 29 requiring federal employees and on-site contractors to provide proof of full vaccination or face regular testing, mask mandates and travel restrictions.
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