Do You Need an At-Home COVID Test? Good Luck!
Christmas is just two days away. Family and friends will be gathering the celebrate. And the key question is that a good thing or a bad thing considering the rapid spread of COVID?
If you're fully vaxed, and that means boosted as well, if you're eligible, you're in pretty good shape. If you're un-vaxed, not so good, and you are very susceptible to catching COVID, especially the new Omicron variant.
Fox17 reports the tests being purchased by the federal government are not being delivered until January, and lots and lots of people are rushing to find the quick, at-home test. It's not easy.
Pharmacies say tests have been flying off the shelves and many are out and not sure when they will have more to re-stock the shelves. So, it may be a day's adventure searching out the test.
They range anywhere from $15 to $25 a box and many people are buying multiple packages at a time.
So, if you are one of the lucky ones to find a test or tests, when should you take it? Health officials say the best time to test is right before meeting up with loved ones, not days ahead.
That said, what about just going to a testing site or your doctor. If you do that, they suggest calling ahead of time. You have to have a provider's order first to be tested.
Frustrating, isn't it. This may help, as the State of Michigan also lists available testing facilities on its website. Here is the LINK!