Labor Day Weekend, COVID-19 Updates, RSV Vaccination
Happy Labor Day Weekend!
The summer is flying by!! Wellscape will be closed for the Labor Day Holiday, Monday, September 4, 2023.
Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!
If you feel you are in a high-risk category, you might consider taking extra precautions again, including masking and being wary of large groups.
The updated COVID-19 bivalent booster is due out in September.
For more information
- Latest update from “Your Local Epidemiologist”
- Information about COVID-19 vaccinations from MA DPH
- COVID-19 Vaccine finder
- CDC information about COVID-19
RSV or “Respiratory Syncytial Virus” is a virus that has been known to cause serious illness in infants and young children. Sometimes, it also causes more serious illness in older adults – as it did last year. There is concern that we can face yet another year of RSV, Flu, and COVID-19 infections over the winter months.
RSV vaccinations have now been developed and approved for those older than 60 years and/or have underlying medical conditions that put them at increased risk (lung disease, heart disease, immunocompromised state, etc.). The CDC has a detailed article that reviews the vaccines that are available and reviews the pros/cons associated. As with any new vaccine (similar to those for COVID-19), there will be ongoing data collection regarding effectiveness well as for adverse effects.
Best to discuss your particular health history and the decision to get vaccinated with your doctor.