All vaccinated adults should get a Covid-19 booster shot because of the Omicron variant, CDC says

It’s a small but important change to the wording of guidelines die were issued earlier this month when the CDC approved a comprehensive emergency use authorization for boosters from the US Food and Drug Administration.

“Today, CDC strengthens its recommendation on booster dose for individuals who are 18 and older,” said CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky in a statement.

“The recent emergence of the Omicron variant (B.1.1.529) further emphasizes the importance of vaccination, boosters and prevention efforts die are necessary to protect against COVID-19,” she added.

“Early data from South Africa point to increased portability of the Omicron variant, and scientists in the United States and around the world urgently investigate the effectiveness of the vaccine met related to this variant. I strongly encourage the 47 million adults who are not yet vaccinated to be vaccinated if soon if possible and to vaccinate the children and teenagers in their families too, as strong immunity is likely to prevent serious illness.”

Previously, the CDC said: people should get a booster if they are 50 years and older, of 18 years and older and still in life in long term care. Otherwise it advised that anyone 18 years and older can get a booster. Now the word “shouldapplies to anyone aged 18 and over.

It will take a few weeks of test to know for sure of the Omicron variant is more transferable than Delta, and of the de protection presented by natural infection of vaccines. Scientists will also to look of the causes more severe disease of dodge the effects of treatments.

Meanwhile, CDC is watching for Omicron to appear in The United States. That calls for an extra step of test as the tests die are used to diagnose Covid-19 won’t tell people which variant they are infected with. “L also want encourage people to get a COVID-19 test when they are sick. Increased testing will help us Quickly identify Omicron,” Walensky said.

And finally, to stop the spread of COVID-19 us need until follow the prevention strategies die we know work,” they added. These include vaccination, wearing masks, improving indoor ventilation and distance from others, especially if they are not vaccinated.

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