The COVID booster shots are an additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to boost immunity. They are given to people who have completed the initial COVID-19 vaccination series, to reinvigorate the immune system and increase circulating antibodies.
Updated February 7, 2022
There is no reliable way to tell the difference between the cold, flu, or COVID-19 without taking a COVID-19 test. If you have what initially appears to be cold symptoms, physicians at PlushCare recommend being tested for COVID-19 first.
Updated January 3, 2022
Two pharmaceutical companies, Pfizer and Merck, have developed antiviral oral medications to treat COVID-19 in outpatients. Pfizer and Merck had their new antiviral for COVID approved by the FDA under an Emergency Use Authorization.
Updated December 23, 2021
Learn more about the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 mRNA vaccines, including how they work, their efficacy, side effects, dosage, and more.
Updated November 22, 2021
If you’re a business owner in the process of reopening, you need to look out for your employee’s and customer’s health. Learn what you can do to keep everyone safe and still get back to business.
Updated October 28, 2020
If you’re heading back to work ask your employer these questions first! Make sure you’ll be safe before going back to work.
Updated November 2, 2020
Learn how to manage coronavirus anxiety and how PlushCare can help you.
Updated November 2, 2020
The best way to avoid getting sick is to stay away from people who are known to be infected, frequently wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, refrain from touching your face (eyes, mouth and nose), and wash all common touch surfaces with soap or disinfectant.
Fever, dry cough, and tiredness are the most commonÂ symptomsÂ of COVID-19. Other symptoms may include: Runny nose, nasal congestion, aches and pains, sore throat, diarrhea, and difficulty breathing. Symptoms vary in severity from person to person and may take up to 14 days to display. New COVID-19 symptoms: Chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of smell or taste, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.
If you think you’ve been infected with COVID-19 call your doctor or local healthcare authorities. Depending on your risk level they may direct you to a testing location. If you are not a high risk patient you may be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days to avoid spreading the virus to vulnerable populations.