COVID-19: What You Need to Know
Get tested: Unfortunately, we are now at the same positivity levels as we were last December for COVID cases. If you are having symptoms of COVID, including fevers, cough, and congestion, it’s important to talk to your DCPP doctor. We are seeing the rise of all of the other typical winter colds cropping up as well this year, which we didn’t see as much last year. This includes the flu, especially Influenza A. The only way to distinguish between flu and COVID-19 is by getting tested, as the symptoms are virtually the same.
Get boosted: The CDC recommends boosters for people 18 and older. In particular, it’s highly encouraged for these groups: those who are immunocompromised (meaning their immune system is not as strong), those over 65, pregnant patients, healthcare workers, and people with underlying conditions (including high blood pressure, diabetes, or heart disease).
Remember, it’s OK to “mix and match” vaccines for your booster. Use this quick guide to figure out which booster is best for you!