COVID-19 Resources from Trusted Medical Professionals

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All You Need to Know About COVID-19 Booster Shots


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

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COVID-19 vs Cold


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


Everything to Know About the New COVID Pill: Effectiveness, Side Effects & More


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


Pfizer Vaccine vs Moderna Vaccine: Which Is Better?


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


How Long After Exposure Do You Get Coronavirus?


Learn the average incubation period of COVID-19, including early symptoms and up-to-date information on treatment options.


Updated August 30, 2021


How Does COVID-19 At-Home Testing Work?


PlushCare can overnight a COVID-19 at-home testing kit to your door. Learn more about how at-home COVID-19 testing works, how accurate the test is and how to get a kit sent to your door here.


Updated October 28, 2020


How To Make Your Workplace Safe For Your Employees


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


Coronavirus | What To Ask Your Employer Before Returning To Work


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


Coronavirus Or Allergies?


If you’re experiencing symptoms such as runny nose, sore throat, and a cough you may be wondering if it’s just allergies or a more serious case of COVID-19. Learn the difference here.


Updated November 2, 2020


COVID-19 Medicare and Telehealth


Learn about the intersection of Medicare and telehealth, including how an online doctor can help you during this critical time.


Updated November 2, 2020


Mental Health Center | COVID-19


As COVID-19 continues to spread our nation’s mental health is taking a toll. Stay on top of your mental health here.


Updated September 21, 2020


COVID-19 Anxiety


Learn how to manage coronavirus anxiety and how PlushCare can help you.


Updated November 2, 2020


How to Prevent Infection

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.



COVID-19 Signs and Symptoms

Fever, dry cough, and tiredness are the most common symptoms 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.

What if I Think I’m Infected?

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.




What’s Your Risk Level?

Do I Have Coronavirus? Take The Quiz Now

Take our quiz below to see if you may be at risk of coronavirus.

NOTE: This test is not an official diagnostic tool and should not be interpreted as such. Only a doctor can diagnose COVID-19 after official testing has been completed. See the CDC guidelines for at-risk populations, here.

I have had a fever in the past two weeks.

I have had a cough in the past two weeks.

I have experienced unexplained shortness of breath in the past two weeks.

I have traveled to or from a known location of an outbreak.

I have been in contact with someone traveling from a known location of an outbreak.

I have been in close contact with someone receiving treatment for coronavirus.

I work in a hospital or care center that has treated a case of coronavirus.

I am elderly or at risk of having a weakened immune system.

I experience chronic illnesses such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, chronic lung disease, or cancer.