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US: CDC Recommends Booster Dose for All Adults | Coronavirus

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The recommendation applies to people who have already received their two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine, or only one of the single-dose J & J / Janssen vaccine. In the first case, they should wait at least six months after their first dose and in the last two months.

As of the start of the month, all U.S. adults have had the opportunity to get a booster dose, but only people over the age of 50, an age group deemed more at risk, and those considered more vulnerable were up to here targeted by a recommendation of CDC.

The recent emergence of the Omicron variant (B.1.1.529) further underscores the importance of the vaccination, booster injections and prevention efforts needed to protect against COVID-19, explains the director of the main federal public health agency, Rochelle Walensky, in a press release.

Early data from South Africa suggests increased transmissibility of the Omicron variant and potential resistance to the vaccine, she emphasizes, without however directly linking the most recent recommendation to the new variant.

hopefully unlikely– where updated vaccines or reminders would be needed to respond to Omicron, we will accelerate their development and deployment with all available tools “,” text “:” In the event – hopefully unlikely – where vaccines updates or reminders would be necessary to respond to Omicron, we will accelerate their development and deployment with all the tools available “}}”>In the event – hopefully unlikely – that updated vaccines or boosters are needed to respond to Omicron, we will accelerate their development and deployment with all available tools., assured in the evening on Twitter President Joe Biden, who promised to spare no no effort […] to ensure the safety of the American people.

Earlier today, he asserted during a speech at the White House that there was reasons to be concerned about this new variant, but no reason to panic.

After reopening its borders in early November, the United States closed them again on Monday to travelers from eight countries in southern Africa, where the Omicron variant was first detected.

The variant has just recently appeared in North America, with four cases identified in Ontario and another announced in Quebec.

Advocacy for immunization

In addition, Dr. Walensky strongly encourage the 47 million unvaccinated adults to be vaccinated as soon as possible and also to immunize children and adolescents in their families.

The United States Drugs Agency (FDA) gave the green light for vaccination for 5 to 11 year olds a month ago, and the CDC officially recommended injections for this age group a few days later.

Strong immunity will likely prevent serious illness, pleads Dr. Walensky.

The scientist also argues that authorities will be able to identify the Omicron variant faster if people who show symptoms of COVID-19 get tested.

According to CDC figures, 71.1% of the US population over the age of 18 is adequately vaccinated.

In addition, 32.1% of fully immunized Americans over 50, the group to which the previous booster vaccine recommendation was directed, received an additional dose.

A significant proportion of Americans remain immune to vaccination.

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