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Arizona Department Of Health Services Urges Arizonans To Get COVID-19 Booster Dose

The Arizona Department of Health Services is urging Arizona residents to get their COVID-19 booster dose as soon as possible due to the recent spread of the Omicron variant. Officials say vaccines continue to offer protection against serious illnesses and death, especially older people who are more prone to sickness to begin with. Boosters are recommended to those 18 and older after six months of receiving either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, and two months after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Officials say roughly 75-percent of eligible Arizonans have yet to get the booster dose, more than half of those being 65 and older. The Centers for Disease Control predicted roughly 73-percent of new COVID-19 cases across the U.S. were caused by the Omicron variant, though the extent of its spread in Arizona is unclear as of now. To find a location to get a vaccine, log onto azhealth.gov/FindVaccine. Officials remind Arizona residents to stay home if you’re feeling sick, wash your hands, wear a mask, and continue social distancing.