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All vaccinated adults should get a COVID-19 booster shot because of the omicron variant, CDC says

1 month ago   |   By WLKY

It's a slight but significant tweak to the wording of guidance issued earlier this month when the CDC endorsed an expanded emergency use authorization for boosters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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Biden says the omicron variant is ‘a cause for concern, not a cause for panic,' as he urges vaccinations and boosters

Biden says the omicron variant is ‘a cause for concern, not a cause for panic,' as he urges vaccinations and boosters

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

As questions loom large about the new omicron coronavirus variant, President Biden is telling Americans to stay calm and get vaccinated and boosted to receive the best protection.
The emerging COVID-19 variant was first identified last week in South Africa, and countries including the U.S. have restricted travel from southern African countries to get ahead of the highly transmissible variant.
Biden admitted that while the travel restrictions can slow the speed of omicron, the variant will inevitably be here.
“Sooner or later, we're going to see cases of this new variant here in the United...
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The Latest: CDC says ages 18 and up should get booster shot

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday broadened its recommendation for COVID-19 booster shots for all adults as the new omicron variant is identified in more countries.
The agency had previously approved boosters for all adults, but only recommended them for those 50 years and older or if they live in a long-term care setting.
CDC Director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky said the new guidance reflects the emergence of the omicron variant, which has not yet been identified in the U.S. but that officials say will inevitably reach the...
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Health officials urge vaccinations, boosters due to COVID-19 omicron variant

1 month ago   |   By ABC

Action News found people determined to buckle down and get their booster shot after hearing about the COVID-19 omicron variant.
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CDC expands Covid-19 booster advice amid Omicron scare

CDC expands Covid-19 booster advice amid Omicron scare

1 month ago   |   By RT

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has encouraged all American adults to get a booster shot of the Covid-19 vaccine citing the “increased transmissibility” of the Omicron variant of the virus.
“Everyone ages 18 and older should get a booster shot either when they are six months after their initial Pfizer or Moderna series or two months after their initial J&J vaccine,” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in a statement on Monday.
CDCDirector has changed booster guidance.
Now stating all adults 18+ who are more than 6 months from Pfizer or Moderna or 2 months from J&J...
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CDC now says all adults should get COVID booster shots amid Omicron fears

CDC now says all adults should get COVID booster shots amid Omicron fears

1 month ago   |   By New York Post

The CDC upped its urgency over coronavirus vaccine boosters Monday, saying every US adult should now get the extra shot because of the Omicron variant. The federal agency previously said that while every adult was eligible for a booster, only those age 50 and older and those 18 and above in long-term care should really...
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CDC says all adults 'should' get a booster shot amid concerns about omicron Covid variant

1 month ago   |   By CNBC

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky told all U.S. adults to get a booster shot.
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All vaccinated adults should get COVID-19 booster shot because of omicron variant, CDC says

1 month ago   |   By ABC

With all eyes on the spread of the omicron variant, scientists are looking to see if it causes more severe disease or evades the effects of treatments.
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