July 12, 2022
With Omicron’s subvariants gaining traction across the U.S., the nation’s public health leaders today urged Americans to stay up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines.
Among those 50 and older, vaccinated people with a primary series and just one booster dose had four times the risk of dying from the virus compared to those who had received two or more booster doses, said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, CDC director.
“Currently, many Americans are undervaccinated, meaning they are not up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines,” Dr. Walensky said.
Just 28 percent of the people over 50 who had received their first COVID-19 booster dose also had received their second booster shot, the nation’s COVID-19 response team said today during a briefing.
Here’s what you need to know:
The FDA and CDC will continue to evaluate if the general population will be eligible for a second booster dose. The nation’s outside counsel of public health vaccine experts would provide input about the need for a second dose.
HAP encourages everyone to stay up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines, which offer strong protection against severe disease. HAP will continue to monitor the latest COVID-19 public health developments and provide updates to members. Learn more about the COVID-19 levels in your community
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