The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moved to make an additional omicron booster available. The new COVID vaccine is meant to help adults 65 and over and immunocompromised people fight off the virus.
In other words, those who fall into these two categories, as well as those who want the option of added protection, would soon be able to get the new booster. The announcement was made Wednesday, April 19, via the CDC’s website. This was just one day after the Food and Drug Administration announced it “amended the emergency use authorizations of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna bivalent mRNA vaccines.”
While the coronavirus no longer makes headlines and we don’t hear about it as often as we once did, the virus still exists and affects older people and those who have weakened immune systems. In fact, a few months ago, a new COVID-19 strain called Kraken caused a new wave of infections, raising concerns again among healthcare professionals.
Moreover, the coronavirus ended up combining with the common flu, which resulted in the infection called Flurona. If you haven’t heard about it yet, Flurona is a simultaneous infection of both influenza, the virus that causes the common flu, and coronavirus.