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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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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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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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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.

The updated Respiratory Virus Guidance recommends that people stay home and away from others until at least 24 hours after both their symptoms are getting better overall, and they have not had a fever (and are not using fever-reducing medication). Note that depending on the length of symptoms, this period could be shorter, the same, or longer than the previous guidance for COVID-19.

It is important to note that the guidance doesn’t end with staying home and away from others when sick. Read more about the updated Respiratory Virus Guidance.
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  • Before you arrive, contact the site where you will be vaccinated or review your appointment confirmation email to learn what you need to bring.
  • 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 may be asked to wait 15 minutes for monitoring.
  • Although the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record card is no longer being used, consider keeping a personal record of the COVID-19 vaccine you received, the date you received it, and where you received it.

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  • 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.
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