COVID-19 Delta Variant

The Delta variant is a strain of the COVID-19 virus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Delta variant is more contagious and spreads faster than other variants.

Unvaccinated people remain at the greatest risk. New cases of COVID-19 and increased hospitalizations are rising among unvaccinated people.

What can I do to protect myself from COVID-19 variants?

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine remains one of the best measures you can take to protect your health during the pandemic. If you’re unvaccinated, you’re more likely to get sick or to be hospitalized. You’re also more contagious for a longer period of time if you’re unvaccinated.

The vaccines are safe. None of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized and recommended by the Food and Drug Administration contain the live virus that causes COVID-19. This means you can’t get sick with COVID-19 from the vaccine. Visit Understanding How COVID-19 Vaccines Work to learn more about the different types of vaccines and how they’re monitored for safety.

You should continue to:

  • Wear a mask.
  • Wash your hands.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Avoid poorly ventilated spaces.

Even if you’re fully vaccinated, you can still spread the virus to others. Protect yourself and others by wearing a mask in public places.

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  • Like our enemies in the past, the coronavirus has adapted and we're now dealing with the most transmissible variant yet, Delta. The fight can be won with vaccination. If you're not yet vaccinated against the coronavirus, go get your shot today. Otherwise you're at high risk for severe disease, hospitalization, and death.

Last Updated 8/24/2021