'COVID-friendly holiday': Local health expert encourages Halloween celebrations with precautions

The FDA has not yet approved COVID vaccines for children under 12, so health experts encourage extra safety while enjoying Halloween events.

MULTNOMAH COUNTY, Ore. — Multnomah County’s health officer is joining other health experts nationally in encouraging people to celebrate Halloween with a few added precautions.

“I think Halloween is a great, COVID-friendly holiday,” Dr. Jennifer Vines said. 

Vines encouraged people to keep activities outside.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the nation’s leading doctors, also encouraged people to avoid large parties and indoor events.

“It’s a good time to reflect on why it’s important to get vaccinated,” Fauci told

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