Many aren’t aware there is a new COVID-19 booster. Here’s why

According to a study done by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 51% of adults haven’t heard much about the new COVID-19 booster. “I think that many people have the impression that this problem is over,” health expert Dr. Barry Ramo said. Ramo points to comments made by our president as one of the reasons. “I think when the president said the pandemic is over, he was saying that we’re going to a more normal type of life. But the problem is not gone. It’s still here and the danger is still there for people at high risk,” Ramo said.The overload of information being shared about flu and COVID-19 vaccines at the same time is another reason Ramo believes people are not aware of the vaccine. “I’m not surprised that people are confused. It was because they were talking about flu shots. They’re talking about boosters,” Ramo said. The new COVID-19 booster was authorized before being tested on people. Trials performed on people will be released later this year, according to the Food and Drug Administration. “This is a minor modification of the previous booster, and there’s no reasonable claims that it’s not safe,” he said. Ramo also says flu season this year is expected to be worse than previous years because mask mandates have been lifted. He recommends getting a flu shot this year. Watch the video above for the full story.

According to a study done by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 51% of adults haven’t heard much about the new COVID-19 booster.

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“I think that many people have the impression that this problem is over,” health expert Dr. Barry Ramo said.

Ramo points to comments made by our president as one of the reasons.

“I think when the president said the pandemic is over, he was saying that we’re going to a more normal type of life. But the problem is not gone. It’s still here and the danger is still there for people at high risk,” Ramo said.

The overload of information being shared about flu and COVID-19 vaccines at the same time is another reason Ramo believes people are not aware of the vaccine.

“I’m not surprised that people are confused. It was because they were talking about flu shots. They’re talking about boosters,” Ramo said.

The new COVID-19 booster was authorized before being tested on people. Trials performed on people will be released later this year, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

“This is a minor modification of the previous booster, and there’s no reasonable claims that it’s not safe,” he said.

Ramo also says flu season this year is expected to be worse than previous years because mask mandates have been lifted.

He recommends getting a flu shot this year.

Watch the video above for the full story.


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