‘Helping Society’ Killeen Families Receive COVID-19 Vaccine and Booster Injections
As of Friday, the CDC is now recommending that all adults 18 years of age and over receive a booster shot of the COVID vaccine. This is something that fascinates doctors.
“Anyone 10 years of age and over can get a COVID booster shot and that’s really to prevent all types of COVID cases. Mild and moderate cases, as well as the most severe, ”said Dr Tresa Mcneal, hospital doctor / internal medicine doctor. at Baylor Scott and White.
This is exactly why Killeen’s King family makes getting vaccinated together a family event.
“I want to help the cause and not be the cause,” said Terrance King, a father of Killeen. “So my wife and I got our shots about 6-8 months ago and we were looking forward to the booster once we heard about it. So we are eager to help the company. “
Not only are Mr. and Mrs. King receiving their booster shots, their children are also vaccinated, and that includes their youngest child who is in preschool.
“I lost my mother-in-law to COVID at the end of last year,” King said. “So this is very important to me and it is personal and I want to make sure that my children are protected and also protect the other children when they are with them in the classroom.”
Protecting yourself and others is why doctors say you should be reminded.
“You have more protection in crowds to prevent yourself from catching even a mild to moderate case of COVID, which could then unfortunately make you a person who spreads to others. Or, you could still miss a few days of work. “Said Dr Mcneal.
Doctors say it’s more important than ever to get vaccinated or get vaccinated as more people congregate or travel for the holidays.
“You never know when you meet people from different areas. You want to be careful. Wear a mask when traveling and in crowds and best of all, get yourself vaccinated,” Dr Mcneal said.
COVID vaccines and booster shots are available at most doctor’s offices and drugstores, as well as at sites like the former Nolan High School on Jasper Drive in Killeen.