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Older US adults should get another COVID-19 shot, advisers say

AP Medical Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — An influential government advisory panel says older U.S. adults who got a COVID-19 shot in the fall should get a booster dose now. The advisers say people 65 and older should get another dose of the updated vaccine that became available in September — if at least four months has passed. The panel’s decision came after a lengthy discussion about whether to say older people “may” get the shots or if they “should” do so. That reflects a debate among experts about how necessary a booster is and whether yet another shot recommendation will add to growing vaccine fatigue.

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