Updated: Oct 10
It is October. The weather is getting cooler (maybe?). There is a definite crispness to the air. Leaves are starting to change color and I am seeing pumpkins everywhere. October is also the month where we need to schedule our fall vaccines.
This year (depending on your age), the CDC is recommending up to three vaccines for you this fall.
COVID is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The CDC is recommending everyone over the age of 6 months to get the vaccine. While the vaccine won't protect you from getting COVID, it is designed to prevent you from becoming seriously ill. When is the time to get the COVID vaccine? The CDC is recommending that you get it now.
The flu is caused by the influenza virus. The CDC is recommending everyone over the age of 6 months to get the vaccine. Flu activity is currently low across the country. The CDC is recommending that you get vaccinated for the flu in October. This gives you time to build up immunity before the flu season.
RSV is caused by the respiratory syncytial virus. Most adults who contract RSV will develop mild cold like symptoms and will feel better within two weeks. RSV can be a serious illness for older adults. The vaccine is approved for those ages 60 and older. Talk to your doctor if the vaccine is right for you.
Prepare now, so you can stay healthy this winter.
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