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CDC recommends Americans over six-months-old receive COVID boosters

The CDC advice comes amid a surge in cases nationwide, which has prompted some schools and municipalities to reimplement mask mandates.

Published: September 12, 2023 8:17pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended on Tuesday that Americans over six months old receive a COVID-19 booster.

The FDA approved new shots from Pfizer and Moderna earlier this week, ABC News reported. They are expected to become available by the end of the week. The boosters specifically aim to contend with a variant of the omicron strain.

Both CDC Director Mandy Cohen and an advisory panel signed off on the recommendation.

The CDC advice comes amid a surge in cases nationwide, which has prompted some schools and municipalities to reimplement mask mandates. Such developments have alarmed conservatives, who are wary of a potential return to pandemic restrictions.

Ohio GOP Sen. J.D. Vance earlier this month introduced the "Freedom to Breathe Act" to "ensure that no federal bureaucracy, no commercial airline, and no public school can impose the misguided policies of the past."

Former White House Chief Medical Advisor Anthony Fauci has defended his prior recommendation of strict lockdown measures and mask mandates, insisting that proper use of masks can be effective.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter.

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