Learn about COVID-192021-02-24T20:36:32-05:00
What is the Delta Variant?2021-08-06T11:33:08-04:00

By now you’ve probably heard the term Delta Variant and are wondering what does it mean. The Delta Variant is a mutated form of the corona virus. Below is some helpful information about the Delta Variant.

  • Genetic variants of SARS-CoV-2 have been emerging and circulating around the world throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Viral mutations and variants in the United States are routinely monitored through sequence-based surveillance, laboratory studies, and epidemiological investigations.
  • This variant was first detected in the United States in March 2021. It was initially identified in India in December 2020.
  • This variant seem to spread more easily and quickly than other variants, which may lead to more cases of COVID-19. An increase in the number of cases will put more strain on healthcare resources, lead to more hospitalizations, and potentially more deaths.
  • So far, studies suggest that the current authorized vaccines work on the circulating variants. Scientists will continue to study these and other variants.

Attributes of the Delta Variant:

  • Increased transmissibility
  • Potential reduction in neutralization by some EUA monoclonal antibody treatments
  • Potential reduction in neutralization by post-vaccination sera

Protect yourself from COVID-19

COVID-19 continues to spread in the United States and variants are circulating. Take steps to protect yourself from the virus.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/variants/variant.html

 

 

COVID-19 Booster Shots2021-11-23T14:50:56-05:00

Some COVID-19 Vaccine Recipients Can Get Booster Shots

  • People 65 years and older, 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions, or 18 years and older who live in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot.
  • People 18 years and older should receive a booster shot at least 2 months after receiving their Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. 

Who is eligible for a Booster Shot?

 

Visit the CDC page about Booster Shots for more information.

 

Where to get a Booster Shot:

Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Booster Clinics
The Westchester County Department of Health is holding vaccine booster clinics, by appointment only, every Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1:00 pm, at 134 Court Street in White Plains.

Booster Clinics

The Westchester County Department of Health is holding vaccine booster clinics for eligible individuals, by appointment only, every Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1:00 pm, at 134 Court Street in White Plains.
Schedule a Pfizer Booster Shot
Schedule a Moderna Booster Shot
Schedule a Johnson & Johnson Booster Shot

(updated 11/15/21)

 

Where can I find health guidelines for COVID?2021-02-18T17:24:40-05:00

The Library System’s subscription to X-Plain Patient Education provides health information on a variety of topics in plain language.

 

Westchester County Department of Health guidelines (scroll down to personal and community protection measures)

 

The World Health Organization’s advice for the public page has tips for keeping yourself, others, and your environment safe.

Where can I find research on COVID-19?2021-02-18T10:49:21-05:00
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