Protection from the COVID-19 Virus

With the spread of the COVID-19 virus, there are basic precautions to prevent getting sick.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Possible symptoms include*:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Helpful Links

Learn about the difference between the flu and COVID-19 - CDCCOVID-19: Stop the spread of germs - PDFHow Coronavirus Spreads - CDC
What to do if you are sick with COVID-19 - PDF
Learn about the coronavirus, how to stay healthy and what to do if you think you have COVID-19 - CDC
How to Protect Yourself and Others -CDC

COVID-19 Vaccines:

The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to those 6 months and older. The vaccine will help keep you from getting COVID-19. All COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the United States have been shown to be highly effective at preventing COVID-19.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Getting vaccinated yourself may also protect people around you, particularly people at increased risk for severe illness, from COVID-19.
  • Experts continue to conduct more studies about the effect of the COVID-19 vaccination on the severity of illness from COVID-19, as well as its ability to keep people from spreading the virus that causes COVID-19.
  • Some children may have mild and temporary side effects after COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Children receive a smaller dose of COVID-19 vaccine than teens and adults, based on age, not size or weight.
  • Children who have already had COVID-19 should still get vaccinated for added protection.
  • Children can safely receive other vaccines the same day they receive their COVID-19 vaccine.

Stay up to date!

Routine vaccination is an important preventive care service that should not be delayed.

COVID-19 Vaccine and Pregnancy:

COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or might become pregnant in the future. There is currently no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines cause problems with becoming pregnant.

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine while pregnant can protect you from getting very sick from COVID-19. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, COVID-19 vaccination builds antibodies that can transfer to and help protect your baby. Ask your healthcare provider about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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COVID-19 Resources:

General Information
CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Texas Department of State Health Services: COVID-19 information
CDC COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs
CDC COVID-19 Vaccine and Pregnancy
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