Disclaimer: This is not medical advice and please consult with your doctor for more information about COVID-19.
While the holiday season is filled with family gatherings, many people are worried about staying healthy. With the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent discovery of an Omicron variant, the time of year is especially risky for germs. However, a few precautions can minimize the chances of infection. Make sure to wash your hands frequently and for at least 20 seconds.
Before going on a holiday outing, consider your health. You may be more susceptible to illness during the holiday season, so it's essential to protect yourself from the common cold. If you must be out and about, wear a face mask to protect your face and avoid close contact with others. Increased ventilation in public areas will also help. While in a big group of people it's best to be outside if possible.
In addition to vaccinations, you should consider several things to be safe. First, get your COVID-19 test before attending any holiday events. If you are positive, it is best to stay home. If you plan to travel for the holiday season, you should delay your travel until you are fully vaccinated. A booster shot is recommended before traveling to a new country. So be safe this season!
It is essential to vaccinate everyone in your family, including children. If you're going to travel, it is crucial to get the vaccinations for all of your family members. But if you're hosting, make sure to get everyone vaccinated. Getting a vaccination for your family members is not enough. It would be best if you talked to your friends and relatives about the risks and benefits of traveling to other places or hosting holiday celebrations.
CDC: While traveling, it's essential to be aware of the risks and precautions associated with the different types of travel. For example, if you're traveling internationally, getting a vaccine before you go is advisable. You'll need to be protected against COVID-19. If you're planning to travel with your family, check with your local Department of Public Health for information about any potential risks.