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Western States science group recommends COVID-19 booster for all adults

Newsom says extra shot is critical for people 'to strengthen their immunity and protect themselves from COVID-19'

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday announced that the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup is recommending that all adults fully vaccinated with Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines receive a six-month COVID-19 booster shot.

The workgroup concurred with recent federal recommendations that booster doses be given to anyone 50 and older or residing in a long-term care facility and anyone 18 to 49 years old.

Individuals who received a Johnson & Johnson vaccine should receive a booster dose two months after their first shot. The workgroup provided its report to the governors of California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington on Saturday.

"As we approach the winter season and another potential surge, it's critical that people get their booster to strengthen their immunity and protect themselves from COVID-19," Newsom said.

Because unvaccinated individuals remain at much higher risk of COVID-19 than those who have been vaccinated, the workgroup continues to strongly support vaccination against COVID-19 for everyone aged 5 years and older.

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On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized expanding booster shot eligibility for the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, and the CDC affirmed that decision. The workgroup reviewed and affirmed the federal decisions in meetings Friday evening and Saturday morning.

The workgroup is made up of nationally acclaimed scientists with expertise in immunization and public health. It will continue to evaluate other COVID-19 vaccines as they go through the federal process.

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Western States science group recommends COVID-19 booster for all adults

Newsom says extra shot is critical for people 'to strengthen their immunity and protect themselves from COVID-19'

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Uploaded: Sun, Nov 21, 2021, 4:27 pm

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday announced that the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup is recommending that all adults fully vaccinated with Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines receive a six-month COVID-19 booster shot.

The workgroup concurred with recent federal recommendations that booster doses be given to anyone 50 and older or residing in a long-term care facility and anyone 18 to 49 years old.

Individuals who received a Johnson & Johnson vaccine should receive a booster dose two months after their first shot. The workgroup provided its report to the governors of California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington on Saturday.

"As we approach the winter season and another potential surge, it's critical that people get their booster to strengthen their immunity and protect themselves from COVID-19," Newsom said.

Because unvaccinated individuals remain at much higher risk of COVID-19 than those who have been vaccinated, the workgroup continues to strongly support vaccination against COVID-19 for everyone aged 5 years and older.

On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized expanding booster shot eligibility for the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, and the CDC affirmed that decision. The workgroup reviewed and affirmed the federal decisions in meetings Friday evening and Saturday morning.

The workgroup is made up of nationally acclaimed scientists with expertise in immunization and public health. It will continue to evaluate other COVID-19 vaccines as they go through the federal process.

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Jake Waters
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Birdland
on Nov 24, 2021 at 8:53 am
Jake Waters, Birdland
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on Nov 24, 2021 at 8:53 am

I purposely read this short, information lacking, journalistic deficient article several times, and came to the conclusion that the public in this state cares very little about the facts and data regarding this problem. But than that is the methodology they use: keep the public in fear, but uniformed. Never is there data or names attached to these requests. This article should set off alarms that can be heard in China. But instead it’s just cricket’s. Wait until Lord Fauci demands that infants to 5 year olds also be injected, not to mention your cats and dogs. Just so you know, Israel is preparing, if not already taking, for the fourth injection. Antibody Dependency Enhancement Syndrome.


Pleasanton Parent
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Pleasanton Meadows
on Nov 24, 2021 at 8:54 pm
Pleasanton Parent, Pleasanton Meadows
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on Nov 24, 2021 at 8:54 pm

This organization sounds as credible as “that guy Frank said….”


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