What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus that emerged in 2019, resulting in a global pandemic and impacting people worldwide with symptoms ranging from mild to severe. It primarily spreads through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes, talks, or breathes.
How to Prevent COVID-19?
Prevention of COVID-19 includes proper hand hygiene, avoid touching your face, and respiratory etiquette, such as covering your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, wearing a face mask that covers your nose and mouth, and physical distancing.
Is COVID-19 Vaccine Necessary?
Vaccination is considered the most effective way to prevent contracting COVID-19. Vaccines have undergone rigorous testing and have been proven to be safe and effective in reducing the risk or severe illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19. It is recommended to follow the vaccination guidelines provided by your local health authorities and consult with healthcare professionals for specific information and advice regarding COVID-19 vaccines in your area.
To find out if your destination(s) require the COVID-19 vaccine, consult a Rockdoc Travel Medicine Professional here.
We have made every effort to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the provided information, however, it is not feasible for us to update daily. Please book a virtual consultation with one of our Travel Medicine Professionals for current, personalized advice and answers to any questions you may have.
Is COVID-19 Serious Disease?
- Cough (usually dry)
- Sore throat
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Fatigue or tiredness
- Muscles or body aches
- Loss of taste or smell
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Some individuals infected with COVID-19 may be asymptomatic, meaning they do not experience any noticeable symptoms but can still spread the virus to others. Additionally, the severity and presentation of the symptoms can vary from person to person.
If you are experiencing any concerning symptoms or suspect you may have been exposed to the virus, it is recommended to seek a rapid test kit and/or consult with a healthcare professional.
Available travel vaccinations and medications
We offer the following travel vaccinations and medications:
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