Celebrating Halloween is a cherished fall tradition for many people. Thanks to the protection of the COVID-19 vaccines, trick-or-treating is safer this year than it was last year. But COVID-19 is still spreading in Colorado. It’s still important to take precautions for a safer Halloween, especially for children who are too young to get the vaccine.
Delta variant is now the most widespread strain of the COVID-19 virus. Data shows delta variant spreads more than twice as easily from one person to another compared with earlier strains. Delta is also more likely to affect young people than earlier strains.
The best way to protect yourself and your family from COVID-19 is to get vaccinated. Everyone age 12 and older can get a COVID-19 vaccine. Science shows that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and very effective at preventing infections. Even more importantly, the vaccines help prevent serious illness for those who do get infected, even with delta variant.
Think carefully about how you might lower the risk this Halloween, not only for yourself and your family, but for your community. Here are some ideas about how to celebrate safely.