National Newsletter – Coronavirus

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Health experts are sharing advice for when to get your COVID-19 booster shot if you’ve recently been infected with the virus.

“If you’re feeling better, your symptoms have resolved, and you’re outside your isolation window, go get that booster,” said Dr. Vanessa Walker, a pulmonary and critical care physician with the Pulmonary Medicine Associates in Sacramento, California. This is for people who had the original vaccine prior to catching the virus.

Walker stresses the importance of getting boosted even if you had the original vaccine and were infected.

You may not be as protected after getting sick as you think you are and could get it again,” she said.

Health experts say you can get your booster shot five months after receiving the original two-dose shots of Moderna or Pfizer, or two months after the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Walker adds she thinks COVID-19 will be here indefinitely, however not on a pandemic level.

“The question is are we trying to stop all COVID, or are we just trying to stop COVID that’s killing people and I feel like that’s ultimately going to be what we need to do,” Walker said.

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