The new Covid-19 booster targets "the highly contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus."

"Almost 68 percent of the U.S. population is considered fully vaccinated with two jabs."

"Everyone should get the new COVID-19 booster, experts say, even if you have gotten previous vaccinations or come down with COVID-19 during the omicron wave in late 2021 and early 2022."

"... community spread remains high in nearly 85 percent of counties in the country, according to the CDC. Researchers who spoke with the PBS NewsHour said they were concerned that COVID-19 cases and deaths may rise in the coming months as colder weather forces gatherings back inside."

"Data from the CDC shows that unvaccinated adults 50 and older have a 14 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19 than those who have received the vaccine and two or more booster shots. Those in the same age range with only one booster were still three times more at risk."

"Seventy-five percent of COVID-19 deaths have been senior citizens, 65 years of age and older."

The new Covid-19 booster is available at local pharmacies. It is currently free. Some people are getting it at the same time they get their annual flu shot. Both Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 boosters are available. However, both may not be available at every pharmacy. In our area one pharmacy had the Pfizer Covid-19 booster and another pharmacy five miles away had the Moderna booster.

Do it out of respect for your older family and friends.

fischbobber's picture

Give yourself a couple days...

Got the latest booster last Friday after spending the week in in house quarantine due to wife's bad luck with this variant. I don't know if I ended up with a light case of covid or not, symptoms were worse than I expected, but nowhere near my wife's or any of the recent cases I've heard.

Update to one week. Feel great, more importantly, feel confident to get out and about as I see fit. It's been a long time since I've had that confidence. Plus, I've also ended up vaccinated against shingles, the flu and pneumonia.

I have a vague optimistic feeling that those of us fully vaxxed have turned a corner. Do we dare hope for ourselves? I don't want to jinx us.

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