Stay Safe This Holiday Season
It’s finally December which means the holiday season is right around the corner. After the Thanksgiving festivities last week, it’s now time to celebrate Christmas and New Year. To safely gather with friends and family this holiday season, here are a few reminders from the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) We Can Do This COVID-19 Public Education Campaign:
Get vaccinated. The pandemic is still happening, and its consequences can still cause severe illness, especially for those who are not vaccinated. This holiday gatherings, make sure that everyone in the family is vaccinated.
Keep your shots updated. Even though we are this far into the pandemic, HHS recommends keeping updated with your COVID-19 vaccination shots. Anyone age 5 or older who has completed the primary sets of COVID-19 vaccine is eligible to get an updated COVID-19 shot. These updated vaccines provide an added layer of protection against COVID-19.
Isolate when you’re feeling sick. Keep yourself and your family safe when you’re feeling sick. If you test positive for COVID-19, you should stay home and isolate for at least five days. Reach out to a doctor for a video call check-up to be prescribed medicine to alleviate your symptoms.The holiday season is about the celebration of our togetherness despite the ongoing pandemic. Spend the holiday season safely with your family. For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, visit www.vaccines.gov.