Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Dec 1 2022

Keeping Everyone Safe & Healthy During the Holidays


Given the predictable increase in COVID-19 and influenza cases this fall and winter, America’s healthcare professional organizations are coming together to remind the public of the importance of vaccinations. We strongly recommend that everyone who is eligible, especially those at higher risk, urgently receive their updated COVID-19 "omicron" booster (or COVID-19 primary series if not yet vaccinated) and influenza vaccine.

These vaccines will help reduce illness, hospitalizations, and death. The benefit is highest for our most vulnerable patients, including older adults, those who are pregnant and recently pregnant, and those from historically minoritized communities. 

This statement is from the Council of Medical Specialty Societies:

American Academy of Family Physicians, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Academy of Physician Associates, American College of Emergency Physicians, American College of Physicians, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Geriatrics Society, American Medical Association, American Osteopathic Association, Council of Medical Specialty Societies, Infectious Diseases Society of America, and AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine