The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages those eligible to receive the new bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccine.

“And as we’ve seen new variants emerge, we’ve seen that some of these variants can get around the immunity that was provided by the original vaccines. We know that once you get these booster vaccines, you again have good protection from serious illness, hospitalization, and death from some of the more recent variants”

Mayo Clinic Doctor Nipunie Rajapakse recommends anyone over 12 years of age who has already completed their primary vaccination series and who hasn’t had a COVID-19 vaccine in the last two months get this new booster vaccine.