By CBSLA Staff

PASADENA (CBSLA) — On Monday, the Pasadena Public Health Department reported its first COVID-19 Omicron case.

The person did not recently travel internationally and is believed to have acquired the infection locally in early December. The resident was fully vaccinated and had a booster dose. The person only had a mild illness and did not require hospitalization. All of the close contacts are currently self-isolating.

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Health officials continued to advocate for residents to receive their vaccines and booster shots.

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“Now is the time for anyone who is not yet vaccinated to get fully vaccinated, and for everyone 16 years and older to get a booster dose. Getting vaccinated, including a booster, remains your best defense against COVID-19 variants,” said Dr. Ying-Ying Goh, Director of the Pasadena Public Health Department.

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