As the warm weather continues to move into the state people may be heading off to start summer jobs and public health officials encourage them to get vaccinated.
Dallas County Health Department Public Information Officer Ann Cochran tells Raccoon Valley Radio that those who are between the age of 16 through 20 should look into getting vaccinated before they head off to summer jobs or other activities.
“If you are age sixteen through twenty and heading to a job at a summer camp or really any summer job. Get your vaccine as soon as possible. You can go to vaccinefinder.org to locate Pfizer vaccine that is approved for sixteen and seventeen-year-olds.”
Cochran says people should also be aware as they head out to do more warmer weather activities such as amusement parks or pools. Cochran says for those who are fully vaccinated outside events may be safer but indoor events could still pose a threat.
“At indoor events stay with people you know are also vaccinated. Don’t go into crowded situations with a bunch of strangers. Also, avoid touching surfaces like handrails and counters. Bring along some hand sanitizer and use it throughout the day, especially before eating.”
The link to find available vaccine in your area can be found here.