Will Your Patients Be Getting Another Booster This Spring?

Your most vulnerable patients– older people and those with weak immune systems–may be able to receive a spring COVID booster. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering whether to recommend another Covid booster shot this spring, especially for people most at risk for severe complications of the illness.

The spring booster would be the same vaccine that was approved last fall, which was formulated to target the XBB.1.5 subvariant. The vaccine is also very effective against the JN.1 subvariant, which is causing almost all Covid infections in the U.S. currently.

According to a source close to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, advisers to the CDC are expected to vote on whether to recommend a spring Covid booster during a meeting scheduled for February 28.

Read the full article here.