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Do I need a COVID-19 vaccine booster?

Monica McLemore, PhD, MPH, RN explains how COVID-19 vaccine boosters help to keep protection levels up in your immune system.

Yes, you should receive a booster.

Immunity wanes over time, right? Our immune systems are being presented with agents every day, right?

And so, we have to boost our immune systems that immunity happens over time. And so, by boosting our immune systems, it allows us to have this continued level of protection that we had when we were initially inoculated.

That’s true of any vaccine. Um, so it’s not specific to COVID-19.

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COVID vaccines are safe and effective for everyone ages 6 months and older.

Immunity wanes over time. Keep up your protection against COVID by getting boosted when eligible.

Updated (bivalent) boosters are now available for adults and children 6 months and older.