Vaccine Guide: What is COVID-19?

COVID-19

  • What is COVID-19?
    • COVID-19 is a virus that can make people very sick.
    • A virus is a sickness that can spread from one person to another person.
    • Here in New Zealand we have all worked hard to stop the spread of COVID-19.
    • COVID-19 is still a very big problem in many countries around the world.
    • Most people get better from COVID-19, but some must go to hospital and people can die.
    • There are now vaccines that will help stop us getting sick from COVID-19.
  • What are the signs of COVID-19?
    • A cough
    • A high temperature – this is when you feel very hot
    • Finding it hard to breath
    • A sore throat
    • Sneezing and a runny nose
    • Not being able to smell or taste things, when you could before

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