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COVID-19 has disrupted our lives, but it won’t have the last word. We will. Across Alabama, thousands are getting vaccinated to protect themselves and others. Please get vaccinated! And if you have symptoms, be sure to get tested for COVID-19.

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COVID Vaccination

The CDC guidelines have been updated as of 8/10/2022. To see ADPH’s updated guidelines, click below to learn more:

COVID Vaccination

COVID Vaccination

COVID Vaccination

Protect yourself and those you love. Find and get a COVID-19 vaccine today. There are different versions made by different manufacturers, but all have proven effective in lessening or preventing the effects of the coronavirus.

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COVID Testing

COVID Testing

Get an easy test to find out if you currently have the virus. It’s simple, fast, and effective at identifying COVID-19. If you have symptoms, you can find a location near you. There are even versions of the test that you can take yourself.

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FAQs

Yes. Scientists had already been developing vaccines against viruses like the one that causes COVID-19. All COVID-19 vaccines have gone through complete clinical trials, before being authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the FDA are monitoring and tracking the safety of these vaccines, and continue to provide updated information.

Yes. The body’s immune response, and possible side effects after getting vaccinated, are generally the same when given alone or with other vaccines.

No. People with COVID-19 who have symptoms should wait to be vaccinated until they have recovered from their illness and have met the criteria for discontinuing isolation. Those without symptoms should also wait until they meet the criteria before getting vaccinated. This guidance also applies to people who get COVID-19 before getting their second dose of vaccine. Learn More icon

The following people should get tested for COVID-19:
  • People who have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • People who have had a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
  • People who are fully vaccinated should get tested 3-5 days after exposure, and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result.
  • People who are not fully vaccinated should quarantine and be tested immediately after being identified, and, if negative, tested again in 5–7 days after last exposure or immediately if symptoms develop during quarantine.

If you test positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, protect others regardless of your COVID-19 vaccination status:
  • Isolate at home and isolate away from others for at least 10 days.
  • If you do not have any symptoms, you should still isolate at home for at least 10 days.
  • If you develop symptoms, continue to isolate for at least 10 days after symptoms began as long as symptoms have improved, and no fever is present for at least 24 hours without use of fever-reducing medications.
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What to Expect
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  • Before you arrive, contact the site where you will be vaccinated or review your appointment confirmation email to learn what identification you may need to bring.
  • When you get a vaccine, wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth. Stay 6 feet away from others while inside and in lines.
  • You should receive a fact sheet that tells you more about the specific COVID-19 vaccine you receive.
  • After getting a COVID-19 vaccine, you should be monitored on site for at least 15 minutes.
  • At your first vaccination appointment, you should get a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record card that tells you what COVID-19 vaccine you received, the date you received it, and where you received it.

What to Expect
When testing
for COVID-19

What to Expect
  • When getting a test for the coronavirus, your nose or your mouth will be swabbed to see if you are currently infected. This takes just a few seconds. You may have the viral test at a testing site, or anywhere else—if you have symptoms of COVID-19 and can’t get tested by a healthcare provider, you may opt for a self-collection kit or self-test.
  • Give your results to your healthcare provider or, if you do not have a healthcare provider, to your local or state health department. Some self-tests have an app that will automatically report your results to the appropriate public health authorities.
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