|2020 22 Dec |
Important update on COVID-19 vaccines
|You’ve likely heard the good news that COVID-19 vaccines manufactured by Pfizer and Moderna have been approved by the FDA. There will initially be a limited supply of the vaccine. Initial doses of the vaccine will be made available to priority groups, such as: Health care personnel, Residents of long-term care facilities, like nursing homes. Pharmaceutical manufacturers are now working to distribute the vaccine to federally – and state-approved locations to start the vaccination of priority groups. State governments will handle the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. Look for updates from your state or governor as more doses of the vaccine become available for additional priority groups. While you’re waiting for a COVID-19 vaccine, continue to follow CDC’s tips on protecting yourself and others — including social distancing, frequent hand-washing, wearing a mask, and limiting gatherings. Remember: Medicare covers the COVID-19 vaccine, so there will be no cost to you when it becomes available.|
|This message is paid for by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It was created and distributed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.|
COVID-19 (Coronavirus 2019-nCov)
These are the basics you need to know
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Put distance between yourself and other people. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
- If you are sick, please stay home.
- Wear a mask where requested.
– Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19