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Save the Date – FDA New Covid Vaccine Recommendation

Updated New Covid vaccines have FDA Approval

The fall season creates the perfect conditions for viruses — like SARS-CoV-2 — to thrive.

Updated Covid-19 boosters are needed for two fundamental reasons: The first is that the virus is continually evolving, and the second is that our immunity wanes over time. See this post

Since the pandemic first began in 2020, Covid-19 has evolved and mutated into over three dozen major strains and variants.  The newer bivalent shots that arrived in 2022 protect against the original strain of Covid as well as omicron subvariants.  Here are the statistics in the United States, 69.5 percent of the US population completed their initial series of Covid-19 shots, only 17 percent received the bivalent booster, meant to protect against newer variants, that was rolled out last year.

SAVE this date for more news from the CDC  September 12

An updated booster on the way, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is expected on September 12 to announce its recommendations for the new shot, which is specifically designed to target prominent variants of the omicron strain.

We will post results from this announcement.   Here at Immunology Research we distill the news into a fast readable form.  Polio was wiped out by 99% of the population in the US getting Polio vaccines.  As always, we recommend high quality masks, social distancing and hand washing.  Be smart – don’t take chances – encourage others to take the shots this fall

Stamp out COVID!