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The CDC now recommends booster shots for 18 and older

CDC updates booster shot recommendation. Booster shots recommended for 18+ demographic.

Where: United States

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On November 30th, the CDC updated its COVID-19 vaccine booster shot recommendation following the emergence of the COVID-19 Omicron variant.

The CDC now recommends that people aged 18 and older receive booster doses either six months after the initial Pfizer or Moderna series vaccination or two months after the initial Janssen series vaccination.

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky and FDA Acting Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock urged people to get vaccinated, receive booster doses, and observe standard safety precautions against COVID-19.

Dr. Walensky said, “The emergence of #OmicronVariant further emphasizes the importance of vaccination, boosters, & prevention efforts needed to protect against #COVID19.”

On November 30th, the US government SARS-CoV-2 Interagency Group classified the Omicron variant as a Variant of Concern. According to the CDC, so far, no cases of the new variant have been detected in the country.

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