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Healthy for the Holidays

Stay safe this holiday season with these recommendations from the Green River District Health Department.

“We want to have safe, happy holidays with all of our friends and family but COVID-19 is still a threat in our community,” said Clay Horton, Public Health Director.

Vaccines are free and widely available in our community at big box stores, pharmacies, hospitals, and health departments.  Find a location near you at

Horton said the Delta variant is very contagious and incidence rates are rising in western Kentucky.

“If you’re one of the 48,000 Daviess County residents who have already been fully vaccinated and not yet gotten your booster, if it’s time, get a booster shot,” he added.

The CDC recommends that everyone, 18 and older, should receive a booster shot at least six months after completing the primary vaccination series for Pfizer or Moderna, and at least two months after the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

“We want people to get together with their family and friends for the holidays but we want people to be smart about it,” Horton said.  “First and foremost, if you are not feeling well, you shouldn’t go.”

Anyone with signs or symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested, regardless of vaccination status or prior infection.  Wear a mask in public spaces to slow the spread of COVID-19.

For questions or additional information, visit or call 270-686-7744.

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