What Older Adults Need to Know about COVID-19 to Help Stay Safe this Winter Season

(BPT) - By: Danielle Hambrick, PharmD

As colder weather drives us to spend more time indoors, it’s critical to plan for the spread of respiratory infections and get vaccinated, especially for those who are the most vulnerable — adults over the age of 65 and those with chronic conditions. The Department of Health and Human Services estimated that among seniors and other Medicare beneficiaries, receiving COVID-19 primary vaccinations and booster doses resulted in 650,000 fewer hospitalizations for COVID-19 last month and had saved 300,000 lives in 2021.[1]

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