What can I do now to help protect myself from getting COVID-19 since a vaccine is not yet available?

You should cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others, avoid close contact with people who are sick, stay 6 feet away from others, avoid crowds, and wash your hands often. It should be noted that people must continue these practices even when they are vaccinated, especially while most of the general public has not yet been vaccinated, so we can completely stop the spread of the virus. We must also continue the fight for safe workplaces and paid leave policies that allow sick employees to stay home.

Sources and more information:

Dr. David Michaels

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html