|October 2, 2023|
Public health officials sound call to get immunized
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – With a new outbreak of COVID making the rounds, state health officials are urging Californians to get an updated vaccine and a flu shot.
Everyone 5 years and older should receive one dose of the updated COVID-19 vaccine, as long as it's been 2 months or more since their most recent dose.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) strongly urges vaccination for those who are at high risk of serious illness from COVID-19 due to advanced age or underlying illness. This is the group of individuals most vulnerable to severe disease and the worst outcomes.
“Staying up to date on the COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to keep your immunity strong and protect yourself and others from severe illness, hospitalization, and death,” said State Public Health Officer Dr. Tomás Aragón.
Story Date: September 13, 2023