Recent booster shot reduces COVID risk by over 50%

News-Medical.Net March 1, 2024, 09:00 PM UTC

Summary: A nationwide study from September 2023 to January 2024 found that the most recent COVID-19 booster shot reduces adults' risk of moderate or severe COVID by over 50%. The study evaluated protection against emergency department visits and hospitalizations due to the JN.1 variant. The authors recommend staying up to date with recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including receiving the updated booster. The CDC may recommend future boosters on an annual schedule.

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