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The Holiday Season is here!  As you are spending more time with your loved ones over the next couple of weeks, we wanted to take a minute to once again share some tips to help you keep your loved ones safe this holiday season so that everyone can stay Healthy for the Holidays!

Vaccinate
Against the Flu  The Flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your family. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine every season. The Flu vaccine can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and hospitalizations, and has been shown to be life-saving. 

Visit our blog post for up-to-date information on local vaccine clinics: Upcoming Everett and Malden Vaccine Clinics


Against COVID-19  An updated COVID-19 booster helps your immune system to react quickly to the virus and keep it from doing real harm.  Everyone who is at least 6 months old and has completed a primary COVID vaccine series can now get an updated COVID vaccine (booster).  A booster also reduces the chances that you’ll be able to spread COVID-19.

Avoid Close Contact

Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

Stay Home When You Are Sick
If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.

Cover Your Mouth And Nose
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. Viruses like the flu and COVID-19 spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze, or talk.

Clean Your Hands
Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose, Or Mouth
Germs can be spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

Mask Indoors In Crowded Places

Take extra precautions by wearing a mask when you know you will be in a crowded space indoors with a lot of people.  Masks can help reduce your risk of catching or spreading the COVID-19 virus.

Practice Other Good Health Habits
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.


For more information visit cdc.gov/coronavirus and cdc.gov/flu 


Wondering where to get vaccinated?  

Visit our blog post for up-to-date information on local vaccine clinics: Upcoming Everett and Malden Vaccine Clinics

Visit Vaxfinder.mass.gov or  Vaccines.gov to find a location near you!

Text your zip code to 438829

Call 1-800-232-0233