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Your guide to COVID-19

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What to know about COVID-19

Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe symptoms of fever, cough, or shortness of breath — similar to the flu. They've also experienced chills or shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and loss of sense of smell or taste. While information indicates that most cases are mild, symptoms appear to be more severe in the elderly and people with chronic conditions.

Watch this video to learn more about common symptoms of COVID-19.

The CDC recommends a single booster shot for anyone 5 and older who got a 2-dose Pfizer or Moderna series at least 5 months ago or a 1-dose Johnson & Johnson series at least 2 months ago. People 5 to 17 can only get a Pfizer booster. The CDC also recommends a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine for immunocompromised children 5 to 11 at least 28 days after their second dose.
According to the CDC, the updated Pfizer and Moderna boosters are both considered safe and effective. For maximum protection, you should get whichever updated booster is available to you, regardless of which vaccine you received for your primary vaccination. The updated Pfizer booster is authorized for people 12 years and older and the updated Moderna booster is authorized for people 18 years and older.

Pfizer’s data shows that the vaccine is 90.9% effective in preventing infection in children 5 to 11. The data also shows that the vaccine reduces the risk of symptomatic COVID-19 in children if they do become infected.

Vaccinating children 5 to 11 also helps our communities build herd immunity and reduce the likelihood of COVID-19 outbreaks.


 

Care and safety resources 

 
Get care and support for lingering symptoms.
 
Learn why we know the vaccines are safe and effective.
 
Find out how to care for someone with mild symptoms.


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