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Coronavirus

COVID-19


About the vaccine:

COVID-19 vaccines help protect you from getting COVID-19. Get a COVID-19 vaccine, wear a mask, stay at least 6 feet apart, avoid crowds, and wash your hands to protect against COVID-19.

Get the facts about COVID-19 vaccines.

CDC makes recommendations for who should get the vaccine first, then each state makes its own plan.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines in Florida.



Find a COVID-19 Vaccine Site

This list will be updated as more sites and vaccines become available.



About coronavirus (COVID-19):

The novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 virus, more commonly known as COVID-19, is one of many types of human coronaviruses that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. In some cases, more serious symptoms may develop requiring hospitalization and potentially causing death. Because COVID-19 is a new disease, there is still much we do not yet know about how to treat and prevent it.



Transmission:

The COVID-19 virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. The most common form of transmission occurs between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).

When an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks, they release respiratory droplets that can land in the mouths or noses of others nearby or possibly inhaled into the lungs.

It may also be possible to contract COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching the mouth, nose or eyes. Although this is not thought to be the primary form of transmission, we are still learning more about how this virus spreads.

It is important to recognize that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms. Therefore, appropriate safety guidelines should be maintained at all times.


The best way to protect yourself from COVID-19 is to avoid gathering in large groups and practice social distancing (at least 6 feet apart) in public.



Symptoms:

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure. Patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection have reported mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing

Learn more about COVID-19 Symptoms.