Today's coronavirus update

From Medicare:

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is more important than ever. The Delta variant, a new variant of the virus now in the U.S., is more easily spread and can cause severe disease. 

If you're fully vaccinated, that's great. The COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective against this variant. But if you're unvaccinated, you're at risk.

Find a Vaccine

The more a virus spreads, the more it mutates, and the more variants can emerge. Help stop the spread of Delta and other COVID-19 variants by getting vaccinated as soon as you can.

How to find a COVID-19 vaccine near you: 

Reminder: Medicare covers the COVID-19 vaccine, so there's no cost to you.

Sincerely,

The Medicare Team

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