COVID-19: Preparing for the Holidays

With Halloween less than a week away, we want to ensure you have all the information you need to have a healthy holiday season. In comparison to last year, the holidays will look different as loosened social restrictions are expected. As Halloween and other holidays quickly approach, so does the annual flu season occuring in the fall and winter. So what should we do to prepare? Here are three prevention tips to help you stay healthy during the holidays:

Get vaccinated for the flu and COVID-19. 

Residents who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, after six months of being fully vaccinated can get a booster if they are:

Residents aged 18+ at least two months after their initial dose of a Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine are also eligible to receive a booster. 

Schedule an appointment for a booster dose

Stay home and get tested if you feel sick.

  • An important reminder during the holiday season: be mindful of your body and encourage your loved ones to do the same. If you feel sick, check to see if you have symptoms of COVID-19 and use the Coronavirus Self-Checker if you need help determining the appropriate medical care. You may also contact your doctor or visit a local urgent care to get tested for the seasonal flu. COVID-19 and the flu spread through respiratory droplets, so please wear a mask if you are around others.

Choose safer settings. 

Find a testing site:

Find a vaccination site: 

As we are consistent with the prevention tips mentioned, we anticipate this holiday season to be cheerful. We continue to remain creative with ways to celebrate and stay safe.
Mahalo for doing your part, 
The HIPHI team