County urges residents to get COVID boosters and flu shots
September 14, 2022 - Yolo County officials are urging residents to stay up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations, including by getting the new bivalent booster, and getting flu shots at the same time.
“Updated COVID-19 boosters, also known as bivalent boosters, target the original SARS-CoV-2 virus and the predominant BA.4/5 Omicron strains and are now available in Yolo County,” officials announced Monday. “The updated boosters provide improved protection against infection with the Omicron variant and an overall boost to protection against severe disease, which wanes over time, particularly in older adults.”
Decreasing coronavirus transmission has allowed Yolo County to downgrade its masking advisory to medium COVID risk (yellow), recommending high-quality masks be worn indoors, especially for persons over 50 years or with an underlying condition. One-way masking with an N95, KN95, or KF94 offers excellent protection against COVID-19, as well as flu, the county said.
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