San Mateo County Health Department Urges Residents to Get Updated COVID-19 Vaccine and Seasonal Flu Shot

San Mateo County Health Department Urges Residents to Get Updated COVID-19 Vaccine and Seasonal Flu Shot

The San Mateo County Health Department is encouraging all residents, ages six months and older, to get the recently approved COVID-19 vaccine, as well as the seasonal flu shot. With the summer coming to an end and activities moving indoors, there is an increased risk of catching respiratory viruses. By getting vaccinated now, individuals can provide their bodies with ample time to develop immunities before the peak circulation of these viruses.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has authorized the use of the updated COVID-19 vaccine, which has proven efficacy against the dominant strains circulating in the U.S. population. This updated vaccine has undergone rigorous testing and has been shown to be safe and effective in preventing severe illness, hospitalizations, and death caused by COVID-19.

In addition to the COVID-19 vaccine, the health department is also recommending that residents receive the seasonal flu shot. Influenza viruses can cause illness and can lead to serious complications, especially in vulnerable populations such as older adults and those with weakened immune systems. By getting the flu shot, individuals can reduce their risk of contracting the flu and potentially experiencing severe symptoms.

Vaccination remains one of the most effective ways to protect oneself and the community from infectious diseases. It not only helps prevent the spread of viruses but also reduces the severity of illness if an individual does become infected. The San Mateo County Health Department is working hard to ensure that vaccines are readily available and accessible to all residents.

It is important to consult with healthcare providers or visit local pharmacies to schedule vaccine appointments. By taking proactive steps and getting the COVID-19 vaccine and flu shot, individuals can protect themselves, their loved ones, and their community against these respiratory viruses.

– COVID-19 vaccine: A vaccine that helps develop immunity to the novel coronavirus responsible for COVID-19.
– Seasonal flu shot: A vaccine that protects against the seasonal influenza virus.

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