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Make informed decisions about your health and the health of your community. Hear from community leaders and other experts about the latest information to help you make choices that are right for you.

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  • What’s the difference between the booster shot and the additional dose?

    They are basically the same. Additional doses are given to “boost” the immune response from the vaccine. Some people with weakened immune systems may need a boost just to get a response that normal people get from the regular dose. Others may need a boost due to the effectiveness of the vaccine lessening over time. 

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  • When are COVID-19 tests covered?

    As of February 26, 2021, we are waiving out-of-pocket costs for most diagnostic tests. For more details on which tests are covered and which are not, please read our FAQs.

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  • Should I still postpone preventive visits/routine checkups or specialist care?

    No. Health screenings, immunizations, and annual checkups can all be safely resumed. If you regularly visit a specialist to manage a chronic condition, you should continue to keep those appointments.

    It’s important not to fall behind on preventive care visits. Annual exams can help you:

    • Understand your current health status,
    • Receive basic screening tests, and
    • Get any needed immunizations.

    These exams also help your primary doctor see any health issues early on. This makes it easier to treat and improve the outcome. 

    Feel free to ask your doctor’s office what safety steps they are taking to protect patients during the pandemic. Your doctor may also be offering virtual visits if you prefer. 

    Remember: If you have an existing condition, it’s especially important to continue to manage it with your doctor.

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