As winter approaches, CCHP would like to remind you it is especially important to stay up to date with vaccinations against both the influenza (flu) and COVID-19. Getting vaccinated not only protects you and your loved ones this holiday season, but also significantly lowers your risk of developing severe illness, hospitalization, and death if you get infected.
Did You Know?
The FDA has recently approved a bivalent COVID booster, which better defends against more recent variants like Omicron, for anyone five years and older (for Pfizer) or six years and older (for Moderna). This booster is available at your local pharmacy to anyone who has completed his or her primary vaccination series, or received the original monovalent booster at least two months earlier.
Two Shots are Safe and can Save Time
According to the CDC, studies have shown it is safe to receive both the flu shot and COVID vaccine at the same appointment. Regardless of which monovalent COVID booster you received previously, it is recommended that the new bivalent COVID booster be given to provide additional protection. Don’t delay your vaccinations and make sure to stay healthy this holiday season!
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