Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday reinforce its recommendation that all adults receive their booster six months after a second dose of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine or two months after a single dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
“The recent emergence of the Omicron variant further underscores the importance of vaccination, booster, and preventive efforts needed to protect against COVID-19,” said CDC Director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in a statement. “Initial data from South Africa suggest an increased transmissibility of the Omicron variant, and scientists in the United States and around the world are urgently testing the vaccine’s effectiveness in relation to the variant. this.”
Walensky added that she is “strongly” encouraging the 47 million “unvaccinated” American adults to get vaccinated as soon as possible and immunize both children and adolescents in their families because of the potential Strong immunity will prevent serious illness.”
Scientists are currently conducting tests to determine if the Omicron variant is more transmissible than the highly contagious Delta variant and whether it causes more severe disease.
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