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Public health officials urge residents to get flu shot, COVID boosted before Thanksgiving

Ontario County Public Health officials are urging residents to take action to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and influenza before Thanksgiving.

“A COVID-19 bivalent dose, one seasonal flu shot, and COVID-19 test prior to holiday parties is a recipe for a health Thanksgiving,” officials said in an announcement two weeks ahead of the holiday.

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“The updated Omicron boosters are called bivalent because they contain components of both the original and Omicron variant,” Health Director Mary Beer said. “The CDC recommends a booster if it has been at least 2 months since your last COVID-19 vaccine.”

Officials say flu shots are available at pharmacies across the region. COVID-19 tests are also widely available.

The County will host a clinic on November 21st for COVID booster shots. To sign-up, visit the health department’s website.



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