The Response Continues
Beyond February 2023
Stay Protected Beyond The Emergency
As the local COVID emergency ends, vaccines and boosters remain the safest and most effective way to protect yourself against the virus. Vaccines and boosters continue to be available to multiple providers.
Wearing a mask with a good fit and filtration continues to be recommended
- If you have respiratory symptoms (like cough, runny nose, and/or sore throat.
Resources Remain Available
COVID-19 vaccines, testing and treatment continue to be available through providers and some pharmacies. Visit MyTurn.ca.gov to find services in your area.
Individuals who are uninsured or can't get timely treatment may call 833-686-5051 or visit SesameCare.com/covidca.
The facts about COVID vaccines
Getting a COVID-19 vaccination and booster is a safer and more dependable way to build immunity to COVID-19 than getting sick of COVID-19.
COVID-19 vaccination causes a more predictable immune response than infection by COVID-19. Getting a vaccine and booster gives people a high level of protection against severe illness, hospitalization and death, and can provide added protection for people who already had COVID-19.
According to a study reported by the CDC through a network of over 300 acute-care hospitals in 13 states, the monthly rates of COVID-19 were 16 times higher for unvaccinated adults (ages 18 and older) compared to adults who received a vaccination and updated bivalent booster. People aged 5 and older vaccinated with the updated bivalent vaccine lowered the risk of death from COVID-19 infection by 18.6 times.
COVID Vaccines do not change or interact with your DNA in any way
The genetic material delivered by mRNA vaccines never enters the nucleus of your cells, which is where your DNA is kept.
The ingredients in the COVID-19 vaccine are safe
Nearly all ingredients in COVID-19 are found in foods - fats, sugars and salts - through exact ingredients vary by manufacturer. The vaccines have been thoroughly tested for their safety. Everyone 6 months and older is recommended to receive a COVID-19 vaccine and updated booster, if eligible.
Not being vaccinated against COVID-19 poses a 2-8x HIGHER risk pf getting Myocarditis and other heart complications, like pericarditis, or multisystem inflammatory syndrome, among young boys and and teen boys
According to a study reported by the CDC from patients in 40 healthcare systems, the risk of Myocarditis is 2-6 times higher for teen boys (ages 18-29 years) and 7-8 times higher for young men (ages 18-29 years) who have not been vaccinated and were infected with COVID-19, compared to rates for teen boys and young men who are up to date on their vaccine and were infected with COVID-19.