As we head into cooler climate, it’s time to consider flu and COVID-19 dangers. Flu season will quickly be upon us. Spending extra time indoors signifies that there’s extra alternative for COVID-19 to unfold. To guard in opposition to these two threats, the Cambridge Public Well being Division (CPHD) strongly recommends that residents get an annual flu vaccine AND keep up-to-date on COVID vaccinations and boosters.
The CDC recommends that every one folks age 6 months and older get vaccinated in opposition to the flu vaccination, with uncommon exceptions. Totally different flu vaccines are permitted for folks of various ages. Everybody ought to get a flu vaccine that’s acceptable for his or her age. The Cambridge Public Well being Division’s clinics will supply common flu vaccine, flu nasal spray, and high-dose flu vaccine.
Vaccination in opposition to COVID-19 is really useful for everybody age 6 months and older. Individuals age 5 and older ought to obtain boosters. Up to date bivalent boosters, which supply safety in opposition to a number of COVID variants, are presently really useful for everybody age 12 and older.
Flu pictures and COVID vaccines and boosters are broadly obtainable at native pharmacies and lots of docs’ places of work. CPHD can also be providing a number of neighborhood vaccination clinics in places throughout Cambridge to make it much more handy for residents to guard themselves in opposition to critical sickness this winter. These CPHD clinics will start in October and supply flu and COVID vaccines and boosters for residents age 6 months and older.
To view the CPHD vaccine clinic schedule and be taught extra about flu and COVID-19 vaccination, go to the CPHD website.
Make an appointment for a flu and/or COVID vaccine here. Residents can examine each the flu and COVID choices to register for 2 vaccines on the similar time.