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What you need to know about fall booster shots of coronavirus vaccine

Washington Post: “New coronavirus boosters are just around the corner following authorization Wednesday by federal regulators. The updated shots are designed to provide a stronger shield against the BA.4 and BA.5 omicron subvariants still causing tens of thousands of infections and hundreds of deaths every day in the United States. The boosters will be part of a campaign by the federal government, to be kicked off within days, to persuade Americans to bolster their immune defenses before a potential surge in covid-19 cases as cooler weather arrives in the fall. Food and Drug Administration officials say some forecasting models predict an increase in cases in coming months, with a peak in late November or early December. The new boosters, which are intended as single shots, will be available at the same places where the previous boosters and vaccines have been available — at doctors offices, hospitals, pharmacies and community health clinics. Like the previous coronavirus shots, the updated boosters have been purchased by the federal government and will be free to consumers…”

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