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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

What does the end of the public health emergency mean for you? Most tools, like vaccines, treatments, and testing remain available. However, some will now have copays or cost sharing for testing. But, some tools, like certain data sources and reporting, have changed.

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. To date, almost 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given in the U.S. and around 13 billion doses have been given worldwide. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continue to monitor and track the safety of these vaccines and continue to provide updated information, even as updated vaccines are developed. This is now the most studied vaccine in U.S. history. Learn More icon

Yes. Any age-appropriate vaccine may be given with other vaccines (including the COVID-19 vaccine) as long there are no other reasons that the vaccine should be not be given.

Maybe. 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.

If you have recently had COVID-19, you may choose to wait 3 months from positive test or first symptoms before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine as the risk for reinfection is low during this period. You do not have to test negative for COVID-19 prior to receiving the vaccine.

The following people should get tested for COVID-19:

People who have symptoms of COVID-19 or other respiratory viruses. These might include fever or chills, cough, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea.

People who have had a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. Please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/isolation.html to determine when and how long you should wear a mask and when you should be tested for COVID-19.

Follow the instruction on the quarantine/isolation calculator at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/isolation.html. This will tell you how long you should stay home and how long you should wear a mask.

If you have a high-risk medical condition, you should contact your healthcare provider or a local pharmacy as you may be eligible for a treatment that could prevent severe disease, hospitalization, or even death. The medication works best if started immediately.

Visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-medical-conditions.html to see a list high-risk medical conditions and https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/treatments-for-severe-illness.html for information about the available treatments.
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What to Expect

What to Expect
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What to Expect
  • 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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Update from Dr. Wesley Stubblefield