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  • Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

    Posted by katie-griffith on January 20, 2022 at 10:00 am

    On Tuesday, 1/18, the government released an offer that will make it possible for each US home to order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests. No credit card information is required, just your name and address for where the tests will be sent. Have you or your family ever used an at-home kit? Tell us about your experiences.

    katie-griffith replied 2 years, 2 months ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • katie-griffith

    Member
    February 8, 2022 at 10:37 am

    I received mine in the mail! Very easy process.

  • christina-cordaro

    Member
    February 9, 2022 at 7:01 am

    This is a great reminder that I need to order ours. Thank you!

  • karina-jeronimides

    Member
    February 9, 2022 at 11:08 am

    The antigen tests do not work.  Both of my kids and I got false negatives when we were infectious with covid.  My oldest daughter took it twice and both times it was negative.  Only when my symptoms where really bad did I finalLy test positive.  Otherwise, there is no way I could use those tests on my own – I have FA.

     

  • katie-griffith

    Member
    February 10, 2022 at 9:47 am

    Thanks for sharing your experience, Karina! Hope you all are feeling better.

    My son who has FA used an at home test recently when he had mild symptoms and it was positive. Not sure if it depends on the brand or not.

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