Enter Your Information Below To Receive Latest News And Articles

Please Enter Your Email Address:

By opting in you agree to our Privacy Policy. You also agree to receive emails from us and our affiliates. Remember that you can opt-out any time, we hate spam too!


Top Investors Forum

  /  News   /  The Wall Street Journal: CDC now says everyone 18 and older should get COVID booster

The Wall Street Journal: CDC now says everyone 18 and older should get COVID booster

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strengthened its COVID-19 booster-shot recommendations, reflecting the threat the new omicron variant poses to the pandemic response in the U.S. and worldwide.

The CDC on Monday recommended that everyone 18 and older get an additional shot after completing a first course of COVID-19 vaccination. The agency said earlier this month that people under 50 could get an additional dose and encouraged vaccination for those 50 and above.

“The recent emergence of the omicron variant (B.1.1.529) further emphasizes the importance of vaccination, boosters and prevention efforts needed to protect against COVID-19,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said in a statement. She urged unvaccinated people who are eligible for COVID-19 shots to get them.

Omicron, identified last week by scientists in South Africa, has rattled officials in the U.S. and around the world. The World Health Organization warned the variant has a high potential to spread globally and could drive fresh surges in COVID-19 infections.

An expanded version of this report appears on

Also popular on

Ghost kitchens are proving to be a messy business, as Reef Global shows.

Workers quit jobs in droves to become their own bosses.

Post a Comment