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Get a Booster Now and Don’t Wait for Omicron Shot, Experts Say

Dec. 2, 2021, 9:02 PM

Don’t wait to get a booster shot.

That’s the overwhelming advice from 15 vaccine experts, infectious disease doctors and public-health officials polled by Bloomberg after the rise of the new omicron variant sent vaccine makers rushing to revamp their shots in case new versions are needed.

The highly mutated strain raises new questions about how well existing Covid-19 vaccines will hold up. But the experts cited a range of reasons for getting an additional dose now, including a lack of sufficient data about omicron, growing evidence about the benefits of boosters and the months that reformulated shots will likely take ...