The virus spreads by respiratory droplets released when someone with the virus coughs, sneezes or talks. These droplets can be inhaled or land in the mouth or nose of a person nearby. Coming into contact with a person’s spit through kissing or other sexual activities could expose you to the virus.
What are some exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccine?
Some people may be at risk for an adverse reaction because of an allergy to one of the vaccine components or a medical condition. This is referred to as a medical exemption. Some people may decline vaccination because of a sincerely held religious belief. This is referred to as a religious exemption.
How strong is immunity after a COVID-19 infection?
How Strong Is Immunity After a COVID-19 Infection? About 90% of people develop some number of protective antibodies after a COVID-19 infection, according to the CDC. But how high those levels climb appears to be all over the map.
How does COVID-19 mainly spread?
Spread of COVID-19 occurs via airborne particles and droplets. People who are infected with COVID can release particles and droplets of respiratory fluids that contain the SARS CoV-2 virus into the air when they exhale (e.g., quiet breathing, speaking, singing, exercise, coughing, sneezing).
How long does it take for COVID-19 symptoms to start showing?
People with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms – from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. If you have fever, cough, or other symptoms, you might have COVID-19.
Should you get the COVID-19 vaccine if you are obese?
The Obesity Society strongly recommends that people with obesity get a COVID-19 vaccine. There is clear evidence that the effectiveness of the approved vaccines is similar in patients with or without obesity. All three FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines are equally effective.
Can you get the COVID-19 vaccine if you are on antibiotics?
People with mild illnesses can be vaccinated. Do not withhold vaccination if a person is taking antibiotics.
Should you get the COVID-19 vaccine if you have lymphedema?
If you have lymphedema, get the COVID-19 vaccine on the opposite arm or in the leg. If you are at risk of lymphedema, get the COVID-19 vaccine on the opposite arm or in the leg.
Who are the exceptions to the COVID-19 vaccine requirement for foreign nationals?
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What are the some of the negative effects COVID-19 can have on the heart?
Increased oxygen demand and decreased oxygen supply lead to heart damage. Fever and infection cause the heart rate to speed up, increasing the work of the heart in COVID-19 patients who develop pneumonia.
What are the symptoms and complications that COVID-19 can cause?
COVID-19 is a disease caused by a virus called SARS-CoV-2. Most people with COVID-19 have mild symptoms, but some people can become severely ill. Although most people with COVID-19 get better within weeks of illness, some people experience post-COVID conditions. Post-COVID conditions are a wide range of new, returning, or ongoing health problems people can experience more than four weeks after first being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. Older people and those who have certain underlying medical conditions are more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19.