CDC encourages people to get their Covid-19 booster doses to avoid future waves as we approach the fall and winter
Omaha, Nebraska – During a video briefing held on Tuesday to provide updates on the effort being made to combat the COVID-19 outbreak, the White House COVID-19 Response Team and federal public health authorities praised a new vaccine booster that has been developed.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, a leading authority in the field of public health, recently issued a call to action urging individuals to acquire this new vaccination booster as soon as they can for the best possible protection against the omicron version.
Fauci, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra, the COVID-19 Response Coordinator for the White House, Ashish Jha, and Rochelle Walensky, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are among those participating in the virtual briefing.
On Thursday, health regulators at the federal level gave their blessing to the use of a novel booster that is intended to combat the prevalent omicron strain. Booster injections are available for anyone to acquire at pharmacies and other predetermined sites this week.
Walensky said in a statement that the vaccinations “may help restore protection that has diminished after previous vaccination and were aimed to provide broader protection than the previous vaccination.”
People aged 12 and over are eligible to purchase the Pfizer-BioNTech booster. People who are at least 18 years old are permitted to use the booster that was manufactured by Moderna.
In the upcoming weeks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated that it anticipates recommending improved COVID-19 boosters for more pediatric groups.
The booster doses are combination shots, sometimes known as “bivalent” shots. This means that each shot contains just half of the initial vaccine and only half of the protection against the BA.4 and BA.5 omicron variants, which are currently responsible for almost all COVID-19 infections.