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Republican governors in Utah And Massachusetts Thursday’s announcement that all adults can now receive a COVID-19 booster shot is the latest in a string of states defying public health guidance by expanding access to additional vaccine doses ahead of the holidays – though The federal government may soon authorize all adults nationwide to receive it. Third shot.

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Utah Governor Spencer Cox (R) and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R), along with Cox, cited confused guidance about being eligible for booster shots as a major reason behind expanding access. saying State “Just Want”[s] To make it a lot easier.”

California was the first state to open booster shots to everyone on November 9. Washington Post reports, the state instructs vaccine providers not to turn away anyone who wants additional doses.

Colorado followed on November 11, after Gov. Jared Polis (D) declared the entire state “high risk” for COVID-19 transmission. new Mexico Friday.

More states followed this week, with adults West Virginia, Arkansas, Rhode Island, I And Kansas Now approval has been given to take a booster dose.

Minnesota Officials said Tuesday that the state plans to extend eligibility through the end of the week, and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) said On Tuesday the state will likely open up access “in the coming days” to “get a Darn booster” to anyone considering an additional shot if they are unsure.

New York City has also expanded booster shots to all adults, and while New York State has not formally expanded access, Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) said Anyone living in an area with high COVID-19 transmission who thinks they are at risk should get additional shots.

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