A Shot in the Arm for Shots in the Arm


Booster shots are making news this week.

Reports say the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the FDA, will okay COVID booster shots for anyone and everyone over 18 years old.

California health officials announced last week that if you’re interested in getting a booster, go ahead and get one, as long it’s been at least six months from the time of your original shot of the J&J vaccine or the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. The states of Colorado, New Mexico, Arkansas and Rhode Island have done the same thing and so has the city of New York.

And now the FDA is expected to announce the same thing.

Public health officials say that with the initial word that only seniors and others at high risk could get the booster, there’s been a slowdown of people getting booster shots.

But now this action at the federal level should end some of the confusion over whether only some can get the booster or any adult who wants one can get one.

And with the FDA expected to make the announcement the week before Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season and the expected increase in holiday travelling and more families getting together than a year ago, giving a boost to the boosters looks like a pretty good idea.

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