COVID-19 Vaccine Update

The Food and Drug Administration has authorized use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for adolescents 12 to 15 years of age. All Marylanders 12 and older are eligible for vaccination. Directly schedule an appointment at a mass vaccination site or find a pharmacy, hospital or local health department near you to make an appointment.

Keep on slowing the spread of COVID-19 by watching your distance, washing your hands and wearing your mask.

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Important info about COVID-19

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a disease caused by a respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in December 2019. COVID-19 is a new virus that hasn’t caused illness in humans before. Worldwide, COVID-19 has resulted in millions of human infections, causing illness and in some cases death. Cases have spread throughout the world, with more cases reported daily.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Symptoms, or combinations of symptoms, that may appear 2 – 14 days after exposure 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

How is COVID-19 spread?

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet)
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks
  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs
  • Some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to COVID-19.

What is the enrollment period for health insurance through Maryland Health Connection?

A special enrollment is in effect until August 15, 2021. Enroll in a health plan and get coverage until the end of 2021.

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Slow the spread

CovidCONNECT

If you have recovered or are recovering from COVID-19, you can connect with others who have been through the same experience on CovidCONNECT.

CovidCONNECT is a free platform where you can share your recovery story, learn about research opportunities, find mental health resources and more. Register to participate today.

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