The latest dominant COVID-19 strain of Omicron is very contagious, and cases are on the rise. The County Health Department is reminding residents that vaccinations provide protection against severe symptoms. If you test positive for COVID-19, the County Health Department has a step-by-step guide for what you need to do.
For more information, visit health.mypgc.us/coronavirus. #ProudtobeProtected
La última cepa dominante de COVID-19 de Omicron es muy contagiosa y los casos van en aumento. El Departamento de Salud del Condado les recuerda a los residentes que las vacunas brindan protección contra los síntomas graves. Si su prueba de COVID-19 da positivo, el Departamento de Salud del Condado tiene una guía paso a paso de lo que debe hacer.
Para obtener más información, visite health.mypgc.us/coronavirus. #ProudtobeProtected
What You Need to Know
- Updated (bivalent) boosters became available on:
- September 2, 2022, for people 12 years of age and older
- October 12, 2022, for people aged 5–11
- CDC recommends everyone stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines for their age group:
- Getting a COVID-19 vaccine after you recover from COVID-19 infection provides added protection against COVID-19.
- If you recently had COVID-19, you may consider delaying your next vaccine dose (primary dose or booster) by 3 months from when your symptoms started or, if you had no symptoms, when you first received a positive test.
- People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised have different recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines.
- COVID-19 vaccine and booster recommendations may be updated as CDC continues to monitor the latest COVID-19 data.
Updated Boosters Are Recommended for Some People
CDC recommends that people ages 5 years and older receive one updated (bivalent) booster if it has been at least 2 months since their last COVID-19 vaccine dose, whether that was:
- Their final primary series dose, or
- An original (monovalent) booster
People who have gotten more than one original (monovalent) booster are also recommended to get an updated (bivalent) booster.
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