Saturday, December 10, 2022

Christmas and New Years are right around the corner! Families will gather around dinner tables, with older, more vulnerable people sitting beside their younger relatives. To make sure families gather as safely as possible, it is important to make sure all your vaccinations are up-to-date!

This year, it is possible to receive your COVID-19 vaccine and the flu shot at the same time, making it easy to stay vaccinated and healthy.

Need help finding a vaccine appointment or need transportation? Call AgeGuide at (800) 528-2000.

COVID-19 Boosters:  The Who, What, Why & When

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that everyone who is eligible stay up-to-date on vaccinations by getting an updated COVID-19 booster dose at least 2 months after their last shot—whether it was a booster dose, or the primary series.

Feeling Sick? Get Tested.

Besides getting vaccinated and boosted, testing is one of our best tools to prevent COVID-19. As we approach winter and the holiday season, a new at-home COVID-19 testing toolkit offers guidance to help the public understand when to test and how to use at-home tests correctly.

Get your flu shot.

The CDC is predicting a severe Influenza (flu) season this year. The best way to prevent flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year. Everyone ages 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine.

Data show that the flu season is ramping up early this year. Flu-related hospitalizations are higher at this point in the season than they have been in a decade. Flu is also spreading at the same time as other respiratory illnesses, including RSV and COVID-19.

The best time to get vaccinated against flu is now. If you haven’t gotten your flu shot yet, there’s still time to protect yourself from this year’s flu season.

Get your COVID-19 booster the same day. It’s safe and convenient to get your flu shot and your COVID-19 vaccine or booster the same day, if you’re eligible.




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