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US Health Agency Advises Elderly to Receive Additional COVID Shot This Spring

  • Posted on February 29, 2024
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends older Americans receive another COVID-19 shot this spring, despite earlier booster doses. This advice aims to combat vaccine fatigue amidst ongoing debate about necessity and effectiveness. COVID-19 remains a significant danger, particularly for seniors, with high hospitalization and mortality rates.

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In response to the continuous threat of COVID-19, especially among older adults, the CDC's influential advisory panel strongly suggests that individuals aged 65 and above should receive an additional COVID-19 shot this spring, even if they received a booster in the fall. The panel voted overwhelmingly, 11-1, in favor of this recommendation.

The decision follows extensive deliberation regarding the wording of the recommendation, with a distinction drawn between whether older individuals "may" or "should" receive the additional shots. This reflects ongoing discussions among experts about the necessity of further boosters and concerns about increasing vaccine fatigue among the public.

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While some doctors argue that previous vaccinations provide adequate protection for most older adults, studies indicate no significant decline in vaccine effectiveness over six months. However, vaccine-induced immunity diminishes over time, particularly among seniors, necessitating additional booster doses.

COVID-19 continues to pose a significant threat, with thousands of hospitalizations and fatalities reported weekly in the United States. Older adults face the highest risk of severe illness and death from the virus, emphasizing the importance of vaccination efforts among this demographic.

Despite the ongoing vaccination campaign, the uptake of COVID-19 shots has declined, raising concerns about vaccine hesitancy and fatigue. Efforts to encourage vaccination, particularly among high-risk populations, are crucial in combating the persistent threat of COVID-19 and mitigating its impact on public health.

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