The new 2023-2024 Covid-19 Vaccines have arrived and will be available at Jesse Brown starting on Friday, Sept 29th in the Vaccine Walk-in clinic on 2 Damen for Veterans, 0800-1500 and for Employees in Employee Health on 6 Damen, 0630-1530.
The new 2023-2024 Covid Vaccines have arrived and will be available at Jesse Brown starting on Friday, Sept 29th in the Vaccine Walk-in clinic on 2 Damen for Veterans, 0800-1500 and for Employees in Employee Health on 6 Damen, 0630-1530.
On September 12, 2023, CDC recommended a COVID-19 vaccine updated for 2023-2024 for everyone aged 6 months and older to protect against serious illness.
The main reason to get vaccinated against COVID-19 is to protect yourself against severe illness, hospitalization, and even death. COVID-19 vaccines also reduce the chance of having Long COVID. This vaccine is expected to provide better protection against variants that are currently making people sick.
The updated COVID-19 vaccines are similar to earlier COVID-19 vaccines that were safely administered to hundreds of millions of Americans during the pandemic.
Last fall and winter virus season, people who received the 2022-2023 COVID-19 vaccine had greater protection against severe illness and hospitalization than those who did not receive that vaccine. We are still at risk of COVID-19 since the virus continues to change and new variants emerge. Additionally, protection from COVID-19 vaccines and infection decline over time. An updated COVID-19 vaccine provides enhanced protection against the variants currently responsible for most hospitalizations in the United States. ( https://www.cdc.gov/respiratory-viruses/whats-new/covid-vaccine-recommendations-9-12-2023.html)
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