Answers to COVID-19 Self-test Questions

As classrooms reopen for this fall, people continue to travel, and COVID-19 cases rise, it’s important that everyone continues safe practices. Get vaccinated and boosted. Get tested if you have symptoms. Here are answers to some questions about COVID-19 testing, including where to get a self-test. When to use a COVID-19 test?Early in the COVID-19…

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Update on Omicron Variant and Covid-19 Vaccines

Latest update on Omicron variantKaiser Permanente is closely monitoring the Omicron variant, and continues to learn about its transmission rate or whether it causes more severe illness. Current vaccines are expected to protect against severe illness, hospitalizations, and deaths due to infection with the Omicron variant. However, breakthrough infections in people who are fully vaccinated…

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What to Know about the Covid-19 Omicron Variant

Is the Omicron variant contagious? The Omicron variant spreads more faster than the other variants. What are the Omicron variant symptoms? There is no information to suggest that Omicron causes different COVID-19 symptoms from other COVID-19 variants. How severe is the Omicron variant? Early findings suggest that Omicron is less severe than the Delta variant.…

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