While the Omicron variant has yet to be detected in Riverside County, there are concerns about how to protect yourself in the event it does happen.
Based on World Health Organization, it was first discovered in South Africa and has caused another round of travel restrictions around the world.
The WHO said it remains unclear whether Omicron is more transmissible than other variants, including Delta.
It is also not clear if the Omicron infection causes more severe illness or different symptoms.
Riverside County said it was too early to determine if the vaccine would be effective on this variant, but encouraged people to stay protected.
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