CDC now says everyone 18 and older should get COVID booster

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strengthens its COVID-19 booster-shot recommendations, reflecting danger New Omron Version The US and around the world is prepared to respond to the pandemic.

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The CDC on Monday recommended that everyone 18 years of age and older get an additional shot after completing the first course of COVID-19 vaccination. The agency said earlier this month To provide additional doses to those under 50 years of age and to encourage vaccination for those aged 50 and over.

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CDC Director Rochelle Valensky said in a statement, “The recent emergence of the Omicron variant (b.1.1. Is.” She urged unvaccinated people eligible for COVID-19 shots to receive them.

Omicron, identified by South African scientists last week, has harassed officials in the US and around the world, The World Health Organization warned that the variant has a high potential to spread globally and could lead to a fresh increase in COVID-19 infections.

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An expanded version of this report appears on WSJ.com.

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