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Stay up-to-date on your COVID-19, RSV, and Flu Vaccination and Safety Plan!
Updated vaccines for COVID-19 and the flu are available for everyone 6 months and older. RSV vaccines are available for older adults, pregnant people, and some young children. Staying up to date on vaccines can shield you and your loved ones against severe disease and death.
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Top Tips to Stay Safe:
- Stay up-to-date with your COVID-19 vaccines.
- Wear a K94 or K95 mask to reduce your risk of infection.
- Stay home if you are feeling sick and get tested as soon as possible.
- Seek treatment for COVID-19 right away if you test positive.
- If you are going to see someone who is at higher risk, consider getting tested or reducing exposure for a few days before seeing them.
- Always be kind: remember that everyone's plans may look different, but people are doing their best.
Who is eligible for vaccines?
It is recommended that everyone aged 6 months and older get an updated COVID-19 vaccine, and everyone aged 5 and older get an updated vaccine dose when eligible, to help protect against severe outcomes of COVID-19. Vaccinating children can help protect family members who are at higher risk for getting sick. Vaccination can help keep kids in school and safely participating in group activities. The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines have been authorized for children aged 6 months and older. COVID-19 vaccine dosage varies by the age of the child on the day their vaccine dose. Children under 5 years or younger and anyone with weakened immune systems may be eligible to receive multiple doses of the updated vaccine.
Additional questions re: dosing, timing, and effectiveness: https://www.vaccinateall58.com
Updated vaccine and booster doses of the Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and Moderna vaccine brands have different ages, eligibility, and timing requirements. For more information, see the https://www.vaccinateall58.com/#questions-and-answers
What do I do if I have COVID-19 symptoms?
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or think you might have COVID-19, follow the steps below to care for yourself and to help protect other people in your home and community:
- Get tested
- If you test positive, seek treatment
- Stay at home (except to get tested or to get medical care).
- Wear a well-fitting mask around other people for 10 days.
- Do not travel for 10 days.
- Separate yourself from others.
- Monitor your symptoms.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes.
- Wash your hands often.
- Clean surfaces in your home regularly.
- Avoid sharing personal household items.
Where do I get tested?
When to get treatment
If you have COVID-19 symptoms, seek treatment right away. Treatment works best if started right after symptoms start. Treatment must be taken within 5-7 days of the start of symptoms. Do not wait for symptoms to get worse.
If you have severe COVID-19 symptoms including trouble breathing, chest pain, confusion, or trouble staying awake, go to the emergency room or call 911 right away.
Isolate (stay home and avoid others) until the threat of infecting other people has passed. Notify people you have been in contact with so they can get tested too.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms, but haven’t tested positive yet:
Vaccinated or not, get tested immediately if you’re feeling any COVID-19 symptoms.
You must have a positive COVID-19 test result to get treatment. You also don’t want to accidentally expose others to COVID-19 because you didn’t know you had the virus.
You have many options for getting a COVID-19 test:
- Use an at-home test. Kits are available at most pharmacies without a prescription.
- Locate a testing site near you. Some testing sites can also help you get COVID-19 treatments.
If your test is negative but you continue to have symptoms, test again 24-48 hours later. Low amounts of virus early in infection can be missed, and the test can be positive a few days later.
How to find treatment
If you test positive for COVID-19, act quickly. COVID-19 treatments must be taken within 5-7 days of the start of symptoms to work well.
You have several options to find out if you are eligible and receive free treatment:
- Contact your doctor. If you have insurance, you can call the number on your insurance card to get help with making an appointment.
- Find a Test-to-Treat location near you. To find a site, call the statewide COVID-19 hotline at 833-422-4255 or use the COVID-19 and Flu Test to Treat Locator on line here: https://covid-19-test-to-treat-locator-dhhs.hub.arcgis.com or https://covid19.ca.gov/treatment/
If you don’t have insurance or the options above don’t work, you can:
- Visit https://sesamecare.com/covidca or call 833-686-5051 to make a free phone or video appointment through California’s COVID-19 telehealth service. Over 200 languages are available through a translation service.
- Visit an Optum Serve location, which can offer both a free test and a free telehealth provider visit. You can also pick up medication at the Optum Serve location.
- The Bridge Access Program for COVID-19 Vaccines and the Vaccines for Children Program ensures that COVID-19 vaccines remain free for all.