How does Covid-19 Spread?

COVID-19 spreads very easily from person to person. COVID-19 most commonly spreads during close contact. COVID-19 can sometimes be spread by airborne transmission. COVID-19 spreads less commonly through contact with contaminated surfaces. COVID-19 rarely spreads between people and animals. Protect yourself and others.

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What are variants?

Viruses constantly change through mutation, and new variants of a virus are expected to occur over time. Sometimes new variants emerge and disappear. Other times, new variants emerge and persist. Multiple variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been documented in the United States and globally during this pandemic.

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What are the symptoms and warning signs?

People with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms – from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. If you have fever, cough, or other symptoms, you might have COVID-19.

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How can I get tested?

Contact your healthcare provider or visit your state, tribal, localexternal icon, and territorial health department’s website to find the latest local information on testing. The type of viral COVID-19 tests offered differ by location. You and your healthcare provider might also consider either an at-home collection kit or an at-home test if you have signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and if you are not able to be tested by a healthcare provider or public health official.

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Where can I get vaccinated?

You can use VaccineFinder to locate the nearest official vaccination venue. Only CDC recommended and government authorized venues are available through this tool.

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How effective are vaccines?

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. You may have side effects after vaccination, but these are normal. It typically takes two weeks after you are fully vaccinated for the body to build protection (immunity) against the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Can a COVID-19 vaccine make me sick with COVID-19?

No. None of the authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines or COVID-19 vaccines currently in development in the United States contain the live virus that causes COVID-19. This means that a COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19.

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How to talk about COVID-19 vaccines with friends and family?

COVID-19 vaccines are new, and it’s normal to for people to have questions about them. The sheer amount of information—and misinformation—about COVID-19 vaccines can be overwhelming to anyone. You can help by listening without judgement and identifying the root of their concerns.

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How safe are vaccines?

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines under the most intense safety monitoring in U.S. history. CDC recommends you get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you are eligible.

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The Resiliency Campaign

What is the Resiliency Campaign?

The Resiliency Campaign is a nation-wide effort to promote public health at the last mile, our communities. Federal, state, and municipal public health institutions have united their Covid-19 Public Health Communications under a singular approach to reach resistant and hesitant audiences of all demographics.

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What is the purpose?

The campaign's purpose is to promote public health behaviors like social distancing, masking, personal hygiene, and vaccination to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. The campaign is particularly focused on audiences that are hesitant and/or refuse to participate actively in public health measures for any reason.

Who is backing this campaign?

The Resiliency Campaign is backed by many federal, state, and local government organizations. Public health officials and communicators utilize behavioral journalism to tell the story of resistant audiences that have become vaccinated. We seek to empathetically understand why these audiences distrust public health initiatives in an effort to convert them into peer models.

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Can My Community Participate?

Yes! Participation in The Resiliency Campaign is open to any community. Usually efforts are led by public health leaders, communicators, or other government leaders. If you are one of these we can work directly with you and your community. If you're a member of the general public, we can work with your community leaders to bring the campaign there.

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Want to bring The Resiliency Campaign to Your Community?

Are you in public health or just a concerned citizen? Speak with a subject matter expert on how you can bring awareness and change in public health to your local community.

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