All vaccinated adults should get booster dose, CDC says

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends that all adults should receive a “booster” dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, as the emergence of the Omron variant underscores the potential risks from the ongoing public health crisis.

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All adults are eligible for a booster dose six months after their first two-dose vaccine (Pfizer and Moderna) or two months after the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

The CDC’s latest guidance, released November 29, strengthened its initial booster recommendation, saying that all adults “should get a booster shot” if eligible.


“recently emerged [omicron variant] CDC director Rochelle Valensky said in a statement Monday, stressing the importance of vaccinations, boosters and prevention efforts needed to protect against Covid-19.

She said, “I strongly encourage the 47 million adults who have not yet been vaccinated and also encourage children and adolescents in their families to get vaccinated because strong immunity can prevent serious disease. “

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Dr Valensky also urged people who are feeling ill to get tested, as “increased testing will help us identify omicrons more quickly.”

According to the CDC, as of November 29, more than 196 million Americans, or about 60 percent of the US population, have received either the two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or both doses of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Of those who are “fully vaccinated,” 37 million have received a dose of “booster” vaccine, including more than 42 percent of Americans over the age of 65.

About 70 percent of Americans have received at least one dose.


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