BOSTON — Health officials are warning we could have a significant spike in COVID cases this winter. Doctors are people 12 and older to get vaccinated no later than Halloween.
We’re not done with COVID and COVID isn’t done with us, and it won’t be for a long time, so we have to get used to the idea of needing periodic reminders, just like we let’s do it with the flu.
New boosters produced by both Pfizer and Moderna provide additional protection against Omicron BA.5 which is still the dominant variant nationwide.
Getting the shot before Halloween will allow plenty of time to build immunity before cold and flu season hits and help slow the spread of the virus.
The more people vaccinated, the lower the risk of a sharp increase this winter.