COVID-19 vaccine

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Frequently asked questions

About COVID-19

What is COVID-19?

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What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

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How can you keep from catching COVID-19?

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How do you treat COVID-19?

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What should you do if you think you have COVID-19?

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Are people who have recovered from COVID-19 immune to it?

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If I have an underlying health condition such as asthma or diabetes, what should I do if I develop fever, cough, or shortness of breath?

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Where can I go to be tested for COVID-19, even though I feel fine?

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I was in a large crowd where it was not possible to practice social distancing. What should I do?

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City services and supports

Where can I find help with food during COVID-19?

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How does COVID-19 affect Protection from Abuse Orders and other domestic/intimate partner violence services?

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Are reproductive health services, including abortion services, available during COVID-19?

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What can residents do to help their community?

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What resources are available for workers affected by COVID-19?

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Are traditional burial practices safe during COVID-19?

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What resources are there for Philadelphians who are unsheltered or homeless?

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Children and families

How do I keep my child from getting sick with COVID-19?

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What are the symptoms of COVID-19 in children?

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What is Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)?

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Are children who get sick with COVID-19 more likely to have severe sickness than adults?

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Are there any treatments available for children with COVID-19?

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Should I take my child to the pediatrician for non-COVID-19 care during this time?

 

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Pregnancy

Are pregnant women at increased risk for getting infected, severe illness, or death due to COVID-19?

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Does COVID-19 increase the risk of adverse outcomes during pregnancy?

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Are pregnant healthcare providers at increased risk for adverse outcomes if they care for patients with COVID-19?

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Can pregnant people with COVID-19 pass the virus to their fetus or newborn (also known as vertical transmission)?

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Are infants born to people with COVID-19 during pregnancy at increased risk for adverse outcomes?

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Is there a risk that COVID-19 in a pregnant person or newborn could have long-term effects on infant health and development that may require clinical support beyond infancy?

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What is known about COVID-19 and breastfeeding?

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Are there resources available for pregnant people and families with infants or toddlers?

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General information for businesses

What do businesses need to know about COVID-19?

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When can employees who have had COVID-19 or possible COVID-19 return to work safely?

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How should behavioral health settings and hospitals protect clients and staff?

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How should childcare facilities protect clients and staff?

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How should community facilities be cleaned during COVID?

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Getting tested

Who should get tested?

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Where can I get tested in Philadelphia?

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How can I get my test results?

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What should I do while I am waiting for my test results?

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If I previously tested positive, how do I know when I can stop isolating?

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Is the City contacting people who have tested positive for COVID-19?

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Staying safe

Is it safe for me to travel during COVID-19?

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I was in a large crowd where it was not possible to practice social distancing. What should I do?

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How can I practice social distancing?

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What else can I do keep from getting sick?

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What can I do to avoid germs?

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What should I do if I feel sick?

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What can I do to help other people in Philadelphia?

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When can employees who have had COVID-19 or possible COVID-19 return to work safely?

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How can I protect myself if I still have to go to work during COVID-19?

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How can I protect myself if I am a senior or have a chronic medical condition?

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What should I do if I need to see a healthcare provider for something unrelated to COVID-19?

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What kind of mask should I wear?

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Should people with asthma or other breathing problems use masks?

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What is the safest way to transport someone with possible COVID-19?

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Is it safe to have sex during COVID-19?

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How should I clean my home to prevent COVID-19 infection?

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How should I take care of someone who is sick and may have COVID-19?

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What’s the difference between quarantine and isolation?

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How can operators of shelters and other congregate settings keep residents safe?

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Can COVID-19 be contracted from pets?

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Vaccines

For frequently asked questions about vaccines, please visit our Vaccines page.

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