It is important to be aware of respiratory viruses that commonly spread in fall and winter seasons, including COVID-19, the seasonal influenza virus (flu), and the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Flu shots and COVID-19 vaccines remain the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones against these viruses. The majority of Americans can still get COVID-19 vaccines at no cost. Adults without health insurance or with health plans that do not cover the cost, can get a free vaccine from local health centers and pharmacies participating in the CDC’s Bridge Access Program (BAP).

Please visit to find a BAP provider offering no-cost COVID-19 vaccines near you. The Vaccines for Children program is also offering free COVID-19 vaccines for eligible children at participating provider locations. For those with health insurance, you may contact your primary care provider to request a COVID-19 vaccine. Please visit or to find a vaccine near you. In addition to COVID-19 vaccinations, it is important to get tested when experiencing symptoms or if you have been exposed to COVID-19. Antigen tests or “at-home tests” can usually provide results within 15-30 minutes. Please visit to find a free COVID-19 test kit near you.

Additional County Update News – October 27, 2023

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