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What to Know About Updated COVID-19 Boosters
The US Food and Drug Administration has authorized the first set of updated COVID-19 vaccine boosters, which target the most recent dominant subvariants of the coronavirus and can help keep you protected. Medical Center experts Ann Falsey and Ed Walsh, professors of medicine, answer questions about the new boosters.
Booster Doses for Those Already Vaccinated
CDC continues to recommend that all eligible adults, adolescents, and children 5 and older be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines, which includes getting an initial booster when eligible. It recently updated its recommendations to allow certain immunocompromised individuals and people over the age of 50 who received an initial booster dose at least 4 months ago to be eligible for another mRNA booster to increase their protection against severe disease from COVID-19. If you have questions about whether to seek an additional booster vaccine, please talk to your provider. Information about vaccine sites can be found at the Finger Lakes Vaccine Hub.
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