Tis the season for holiday gatherings of friends and family. As you visit your vaccinated friends and family this holiday season, please keep in mind that those you visit may include people who are especially vulnerable to COVID-19, seasonal flu, and foodborne illness — older people, young children, pregnant women, and anyone with a compromised immune system.
Vaccination is the safest option to protect your loved ones from contracting COVID-19 or the flu. If you choose to gather in small groups for the holiday, masks are recommended for those who do not live in the same household. Wash hands often and try to keep social distance.