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Don’t get Covid, get boosted
Monday, June 6, 2022 by Tai Moses
You’d have to be living under a rock not to have heard that Covid-19 cases are once again on the rise. Not only that, but cases are “increasing locally as two new omicron subvariants have been detected in Travis County,” according to Austin Public Health. As Dr. Desmar Walkes, Austin-Travis County health authority, warns, “These rising numbers and new subvariants are very concerning, especially at a time when many will be traveling and gathering with loved ones. We need everyone to get vaccinated and boosted, especially children who are now eligible for boosters. Masks also provide an extra layer of protection for yourself and others.” If you’re not up to date with your vaccines or booster shots, there’s no time like the present. If you’ve been at a gathering with other people or just returned from traveling, get yourself tested; a third round of free Covid tests is available from Covid.gov. Testing and vaccinations are available at APH clinics, no appointment necessary. And APH’s mobile vaccination clinic will come to your business, church or other facility at request. There’s no time like the present.
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