New COVID-19 boosters are set to begin soon, after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed updated shots Thursday that target the most common omicron strains.
“I think it’s important for those who’ve been vaccinated and/or boosted to get this booster because it does help with preventing infection with the current variants … BA.4 and BA.5,” Johnson said. “They are probably the most contagious variants that have existed since the start of this pandemic.”
Another benefit to getting the booster? Preventing reinfection.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.