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vaccination & testing

Vaccines are now readily available for nearly everyone. As America continues to ramp up booster efforts, we still need to use testing as an essential tool in the fight against COVID-19.

 

Testing gives us crucial data about the spread of COVID-19 — especially as more and more people get vaccinated and boosted.  It’s the only way we can know for sure if we are bringing infection numbers down. Testing also helps us understand how effective vaccines are at preventing infections. And testing further helps us investigate if our vaccines are holding up against variants. So let’s keep testing!

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  • do I still need a test after I get vaccinated?
  • can I pass COVID-19 to others if I am vaccinated?
  • screening testing
  • should I get a booster?
  • can vaccinated people still potentially give me COVID-19?
  • protecting our communities
  • the path to masks off
  • do I still need a test after I get vaccinated?

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    Do I still need a test after I am fully vaccinated? Yes, we still recommend getting tested if you suspect you have been exposed to COVID-19, if you are visiting loved ones and wish to be safe, or if you are required by travel. And of course if you feel sick, get a test right away!
  • can I pass COVID-19 to others if I am vaccinated?

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    If you are vaccinated and get COVID-19 symptoms, you should still take a test! Vaccines protect us from severe sickness, but there is a risk to still get a milder infection and potentially pass the disease to others. Keep others safe. #TakeTheTest
  • screening testing

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    We’re all curious: as people get vaccinated, why should we continue to test for COVID-19? Testing gives us crucial data about new variants, local outbreaks, and if infections are going down or ramping up. Help us track COVID-19 and #TakeTheTest
  • should I get a booster?

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    Check CDC guidelines to see if you need a booster — it will keep you fully vaccinated. Meanwhile let’s continue to wash hands, wear a mask, and get tested if we travel or work in high risk settings. #TakeTheTest 
  • can vaccinated people still potentially give me COVID-19?

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    Can I still catch the virus from someone who is fully vaccinated? Truth is: it’s possible, so we need to continue testing to protect everyone. Testing also helps us understand how the vaccines are holding up against new variants. #TakeTheTest
  • protecting our communities

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    Whether vaccinated or not yet vaccinated, we all need to work together to protect everyone in our community. Testing is the only way to know if we are successful in keeping infections at bay. If you travel, work a high risk job, or think you’ve been exposed: #TakeTheTest !
  • the path to masks off

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    The Path to Masks Off: Experts think we will not reach herd immunity until 70-80% of the population is fully vaccinated—but this is just an estimate! The only way to truly know if we are beating this virus is to continue to test.  #TakeTheTest

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