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Should I get a third dose (booster shot)?

The short answer is yes.

Doctors and scientists have been closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19, new variants like Delta and Omicron, and the effectiveness of the vaccines over time. While the vaccines are highly effective, a booster shot (or 3rd or 4th dose) helps to maintain that effectiveness and protection. This addresses concerns about “waning immunity” that has been observed.

Generally, booster shots are recommended for adults six months after their second dose.

See current recommendations and eligibility for third doses/booster shots

Talk to your doctor to get more information about the benefits and risks of receiving a booster shot, or find one near you using our vaccine finder.

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