UCI Health expert on boosters, testing and other COVID-19 questions

If you haven’t already gotten vaccinated, Executive Director of UCI Health [Family Health Centers], Dr. Jose Mayorga said, it’s still a good time to start. …”What the vaccines are doing, it’s being very stealth and focused on the virus itself,” getting your body used to recognizing and fighting off COVID more effectively than your immune system on its own, Mayorga said. It’s “better to be more precise and accurate… and that’s what vaccines do.” … According to UCI Health’s Executive Director, it’s a good idea to take a COVID test if you’re experiencing any COVID-like symptoms — even if you think it’s allergies. … That kind of testing is “really important” to minimizing how many others get sick, Mayorga said.