What to Expect from COVID-19 this spring

April 22, 2022

We’re poised to enter our third spring of the pandemic and the outlook for 2022 is different than what we experienced in the past couple of years. That’s largely because vaccination rates are growing and many people are protected from the virus, as well as being less likely to spread it. While some experts predict that we’ll be making the transition from a pandemic to an endemic sometime this year, that doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods just yet. Keep reading to find out what you need to know about COVID-19 this spring.

The best way to protect yourself from the virus this spring continues to be getting a vaccination. Inner City Health Center offers weekly clinics and first, second and booster shots are available for anyone age 5 and older. Click here to find out more about the dates and times for these clinics.

Experts are predicting that the pandemic may quiet down during the spring as the weather warms up and people can spend more time outdoors, rather than in closed spaces where germs travel more quickly. However, it pays to stay diligent. Watch for new updates and mandates in your community so that you can keep yourself and those around you safe and healthy.

It’s also a good idea to know the difference between COVID-19 symptoms and those that go with spring allergies. If you’re experiencing spring allergies, you may have symptoms that include a runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, itchy and watery eyes and mild fatigue. If you have COVID-19, you may experience a fever, chills, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, cough, body aches, extreme fatigue and headache. If you’re unsure what you’re suffering from, have a COVID-19 test done to be sure. Then talk to your doctor about treatment options.

It looks like we won’t be facing as many restrictions this spring, which is great news for those who want to travel, spend time with family and friends and enjoy activities that have been on hold. Getting your kids vaccinated is a great way to ensure that your entire household is healthy and safe this spring and into the summer. Anyone over age 5 is eligible for a vaccination. Get vaxxed. Get on with life. Finally.

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