How do I limit my exposure when running errands?
- Avoid touching your face, keep at least 6 feet of distance in between you and others, and wash hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol when soap and water are not available.
What should I do if I start to show symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, sore throat, difficulty breathing, other respiratory issues, new loss of taste, or smell?
- Stay home and call your primary care physician.
What type of vaccines are available?
- Moderna- This is a two-dose series that uses mRNA technology to help your body identify the COVID-19 virus. The second dose is given roughly 28 days after your first dose. This is available to individuals who are 18 years and older.
- Pfizer- This is a two-dose series that uses mRNA technology to help your body identify the COVID-19 virus. The second dose is given roughly 21 days after your first dose. This is available to individuals who are 12 years and older.
- Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)- This vaccine uses the more traditional virus-based technology. This is a one does series and is available to individuals who are 18 years and older.
When am I consider fully vaccinated?
- According to the CDC, it takes up to 14 days for your body to have immunity against the virus after completing a vaccine series. Pfizer and Moderna is a two-dose series and Janssen is a one-dose series
How long does immunity last after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine?
- Experts are working to learn more about both natural immunity and vaccine-induced immunity. CDC will keep the public informed as new evidence becomes available. What we do know is that COVID-19 has caused very serious illness and death for a lot of people. If you get COVID-19, you also risk giving it to loved ones who may get sick and have a severe outcome. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is a safer choice.