Don’t Delay – Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19 and Flu Now –

by | Sep 29, 2022 | COVID-19

The County Health and Human Services Agency is asking San Diegans to do their part in preventing illnesses this winter and schedule their COVID and flu vaccines as soon as possible.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months or older get vaccinated against COVID-19 and the flu. COVID vaccines, bivalent boosters and flu shots are widely available across the region.
“Vaccines save lives and it’s safe to receive both your COVID vaccine and flu shot at the same time,” said Wilma J. Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer. “The vaccines are effective and everyone who is eligible should get vaccinated to avoid getting sick and spreading viruses to others.”
Both vaccines can be administered during the same visit and it is not recommended to delay either vaccination. The CDC recommends to get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible and to get a flu shot by the end of October.
Who is Eligible?
The Pfizer/BioNTech bivalent COVID booster is available for anyone age 12 and older. Bivalent boosters have not yet been authorized for children under the age of 12. Youths in that age group can get boosted with the previous version of the monovalent Pfizer vaccine.
San Diegans must be fully vaccinated with the primary series of one of the approved COVID-19 vaccines …

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