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COVID-19 treatment now available for some high-risk patients.*
Get tested early for COVID-19 and let your doctor know as soon as possible if you are positive.
The FDA has authorized a prescription drug in pill form for treating COVID-19 in some high-risk patients. The pills are taken by mouth and work best if started within the first 5 days of symptoms.
This treatment saves lives. It is available by prescription to some high-risk patients and has shown to significantly decrease hospitalization and death. The likelihood of developing a severe COVID-19 infection increases when a person has multiple high-risk factors.
If you test positive for COVID-19, call your doctor immediately to discuss getting the medication.
*Some high-risk factors include age (risk increases after age 50), cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, chronic lung disease, diabetes, immunocompromising conditions, obesity (body mass index ≥30), pregnancy, and sickle cell disease. For a complete list of risk factors, visit the CDC's Underlying Medical Conditions Associated with High Risk for Severe COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/clinical-care/underlyingconditions.html
COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness decreases over time.
New COVID-19 variants are being seen in California.
The vaccines protect against long-term effects of COVID-19, hospitalizations and death. Vaccine effectiveness decreases over time.
Individuals 6 months+ who had their last vaccine more than 2 months are eligible. For children under 4 years of age, please speak with your physician office for specific guidance relating to status of initial dosages already received to ensure the appropriate bivalent booster dose.
Some experts recommend waiting 4-6 months after a COVID-19 infection to get the bivalent vaccine.
For more information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html
The COVID-19 medication requires a doctor's prescription. If you're a high-risk patient with a positive COVID-19 test, call your doctor immediately. Your doctor will need to check the Department of Human and Health Services' COVID-19 therapeutics locator for availability.
Free COVID-19 testing: You can find a free COVID-19 testing center by:
You also can order free at-home tests at the following: https://special.usps.com/testkit and https://special.usps.com/testkit
Free N-95 masks: Many retail pharmacies now offer free N95 masks to help combat the spread of COVID-19. These masks are considered more effective than cloth masks in protecting you and your loved ones from being infected by COVID-19 or other airborne contagious viruses.
Everyone ages 6 months and older is eligible for a primary series of the COVID-19 vaccine. The eligibility requirements for additional doses for immunocompromised people vary by COVID-19 vaccine brand. Getting vaccinated is safe, effective, and free-of-charge. Your choice to get vaccinated helps protect you and your loved ones. To find a vaccination site near you, visit myturn.ca.gov. You also can call the California COVID-19 Hotline at 1 (833) 422-4255, Monday - Friday, 8 am - 8 pm; Saturday - Sunday, 8 am - 5 pm.
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Symptoms of coronavirus: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
What to do if you are sick with COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
COVID-19 in California: https://covid19.ca.gov/
When can I get vaccinated (general info): https://covid19.ca.gov/vaccines/#When-can-I-get-vaccinated
LA County Public Health: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/
World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Frequently asked questions: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html