As COVID-19 continues to be seen throughout the world, more precautionary measures are required to keep it under some sort of control.
It’s been recommended by the CDC to be vaccinated and boosted to help your body better be able to defend itself against the COVID-19 virus. Now it’s time to start thinking about getting the updated Moderna or Pfizer boosters.
The FDA recently approved updated boosters for both Moderna and Pfizer marking the first time “updated Covid-19 vaccines have received emergency use authorization in the United States,” according to CNN.
The bivalent vaccines being introduced have been created to target both the original vaccine and the subvariants, specifically the omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5, according to NBC News.
Despite their significance, it should be noted that the booster is not a replacement for the COVID-19 vaccine. It’s paired with the COVID-19 vaccine to be most effective.
Those 12 and older are able to get the newest Pfizer booster while those 18 and up are able to get the newest Moderna booster.
It’s recommended by the CDC that all who are eligible get this updated booster. Will you be following CDC guidance and getting the updated booster soon? Go to vaccines.gov for locations on where you can get a booster.
By Cierra Lemott, Junior, Columbia College Chicago
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