PROTECTING AGAINST COVID-19
 

Vaccination is considered the best protection against COVID-19. Vaccination is now available to individuals age 12 and older. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after they receive their second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines or two weeks after receiving the single-dose Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine.

As of early August, more than 350 million doses have been safely administered in the United States, resulting in declines in hospitalizations and deaths. Learn more about vaccination opportunities here.

In addition to vaccination, you can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by:

  • Wearing a two-ply cloth mask over your nose and mouth. 
  • Frequently washing your hands with soap and water (or hand sanitizer) for at least 20 seconds.
  • Practicing social distancing. 

Masking guidelines remain in effect for all Maury Regional Health hospitals, medical office buildings, outpatient facilities and Maury Regional Medical Group practices.

Most Recent CDC Masking Guidelines

Any individual who remains unvaccinated is recommended to wear a mask when they are in close proximity to others. On July 27, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors again in places where the virus is spreading, based on their "level of community transmission." This guidance applies to places that the CDC categorizes as having “high” or “substantial transmission rates, as measured by a combination of case count and positivity rate thresholds. For location-specific data, click here.

ARE YOU AT RISK FOR COVID-19?

The COVID-19 virus can affect anyone of any age. Illness can range from mild to severe. The Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus is now the most common form of the virus and considered to be two to three times more transmissable than the original version. Health care facilities are seeing younger people affected by serious illness from Delta. The majority of those currently being hospitalized with severe illness from COVID-19 are unvaccinated.

controlling household spread of covid-19

When someone becomes infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, those who reside in the same home have a strong chance of also becoming infected. Learn more about controlling household spread of COVID-19.

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IMPORTANT: Patients should not attempt to self-medicate without direction from their physician or clinical provider, with the exception of over-the-counter fever reducing medications. All medications should be taken as directed.