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 two COVID-19 vaccines that require two shots taken three to four weeks apart, depending on which vaccine you receive.
Vaccine distribution is being determined at the state and local level, which means that your friends and family living in another county or state may be subject to different rules. Initially, vaccine supply will be limited – so states and counties have been vaccinating groups of people in phases. On Jan. 12, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidance encouraging states to provide shots to anyone 65 and older. For more information of what phase your State/county is in and who is eligible for the vaccination, visit the CDC’s Health Departments 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. You can do your part by wearing a mask whenever you leave your residence and while out, maintain physical distancing by staying at least 6 feet apart from others.
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