New COVID booster likely to become a yearly shot

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The White House's COVID-19 Response Coordinator, Dr. Ashish Jha, announced that the FDA has approved updated versions of the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines that target both the original COVID virus and the two omicron subvariants currently causing the most infections.

During a COVID-19 Response Team press briefing on Tuesday at the White House, Jha described the boosters as "an important shift in our fight against the virus." The new boosters are available now.

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