US renews push for COVID boosters as data show they protect

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The Associated Press

Americans who have gotten the updated COVID-19 boosters appear better protected against symptomatic infection than those who haven’t – at least for now.

That’s according to a first look at the new shots’ real-world effectiveness, released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Only about 13% of U.S. adults have gotten the updated booster.

The CDC tracked people tested for coronavirus-like symptoms at drugstores between September and early November.

The study found people who’d had the new booster were less likely to have COVID-19 than those who’ve skipped the new shot.

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11/23/2022 11:52:30 AM (GMT -6:00)

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