COVID 19 INFORMATION
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What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a disease caused by a new coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. People with COVID-19 report a variety of symptoms including fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.
Arkansas PBS created these short videos to answer some of the most common questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.
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Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine
Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination
Now that there are authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines in the United States, accurate vaccine information is critical.
Below are links to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions and Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines page for the most up-to-date information about the COVID-19 vaccines.
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has many questions and answers about COVID-19 Vaccines. Click here to go to the CHOP COVID-19 Vaccine Education Center
Who's Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine?
All Arkansans aged 6 months and older are eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
COVID-19 Vaccination Schedules
What about boosters?
COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters
Updated May 24, 2022
Choosing Your COVID-19 Booster
Three COVID-19 vaccines are used in the United States to prevent COVID-19. Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (COVID-19 mRNA vaccines) are preferred. You may get Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine in some situations.
What You Need to Know
- COVID-19 vaccine boosters can further enhance or restore protection that might have decreased over time after your primary series vaccination.
People are protected best from severe COVID-19 illness when they stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines, which includes getting all recommended boosters when eligible.
It is never too late to get the added protection offered by a COVID-19 booster. Find a vaccine provider.
Who Can Get a Booster?
Everyone ages 5 years and older should get 1 booster after completing their COVID-19 vaccine primary series.
Adults ages 50 years and older
People ages 12 years and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised
Watch this video on how mRNA Vaccines Work
Some of the symptoms of COVID-19 and other viruses are similar. Know your symptoms. If you have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 or develop symptoms, please seek medical advice.
The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases has created this infographic to help stop the spread of the flu and COVID-19.