New COVID Vaccine Recommendations
In a September 12, 2023 press release, the CDC recommends that everyone six months and older get an updated COVID-19 vaccine for this upcoming fall and winter season. This vaccine is intended to present potentially serious outcomes from the new COVID-19 viruses.
If you have not received a COVID-19 vaccine in the past 2 months, get an updated COVID-19 vaccine to protect you this fall and winter.
Vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna will be available later this week. The CDC believes that vaccines are the best protection against COVID-19-related hospitalizations and death. The vaccine is believed to also reduce your risks of Long COVID symptoms. It is essential to remember that the virus is always changing (mutation), which can lead to less potent changes, but that is not always the case.
Receiving an updated vaccine can restore protection and provide enhanced protection going forward. Last season, those with the vaccine saw greater protection against both illnesses and hospitalizations when compared to those who didn’t receive the 2022-2023 vaccine. To this date, hundreds of millions of people have safely received a Coronavirus vaccine under the most intense safety monitoring in history.
“We have more tools than ever to prevent the worst outcomes from COVID-19,” said Director Mandy Cohen, M.D., M.P.H. “CDC is now recommending updated COVID-19 vaccination for everyone 6 months and older to better protect you and your loved ones.”
If you do get sick, talk to your doctor about proven, effective treatments that can reduce the risk of severe illness, hospitalization, and death.
It is important to note that this is the first year that there are vaccines for COVID-19, Flu, and RSV.
For more information on updated COVID-19 vaccines visit: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) | CDC