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COVID-19 boosters essential for protection as omicron variant spreads across the country

Everyone 18 and older should get a booster shot as soon as they are eligible


December 9, 2021

OLYMPIA—Vaccines remain the best public health tool available to protect people from COVID-19, slow transmission, and preserve our healthcare system. The emergence of the omicron variant in Washington further emphasizes the importance of vaccination and booster doses for everyone who is eligible.

Boosters ensure long-lasting protection against waning immunity. All adults should make an appointment to get their booster dose as soon as they are eligible:

Six months after you receive the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine

Two months after you receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine

“Being fully vaccinated i...

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