July 12, 2022
Public Health/Prevention
  • Health officials are working on a plan to allow second COVID-19 boosters for all adults as experts worry that younger adults’ immunity is waning. Adults 50 and older have been able to receive a second booster since March, but younger adults are still only eligible for one booster shot. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants constitute more than 70 percent of new infections in the country. Even if subvariants may partially escape the immunity produced by the vaccine and prior infection, vaccination still likely protects against severe illness. (Articles here, here, here, and here)