To some young people, it may feel as though the pandemic is over. Schools are back in session, workers are returning to the office, and very few public spaces now require masks. But the reality is that between 300 and 400 Americans per day are still dying of COVID-19, and we can't give up the fight just yet.
The FDA and CDC have approved the most up-to-date booster shot, and the majority of Americans are eligible to receive theirs for free. The newest booster was specifically made to target the recent Omicron variants, which is amazing news, because those make up the majority of COVID-19 infections in the country. Americans can help stave off another deadly wave this fall and winter by getting their free booster in the coming months.
Sign now to pledge that you'll do your part to protect yourself and your community and get the newest COVID-19 booster shot this fall!
Vaccines are still our best bet to protect ourselves and those around us against severe illness or death from COVID-19. The death rate of unvaccinated people from the virus is significantly higher than that of vaccinated people, which is alone a great reason to get your shot. But vaccines also reduce the likelihood of contracting the virus and passing it along to other people, something vitally important at a time when new variants are more transmissible than ever.
It is recommended that people wait two months after receiving their initial round of vaccines or previous booster to get the newest shot, or three months after they have tested positive for COVID-19. Be sure to time your booster right to maximize your immunity accordingly!
COVID-19 was the third leading cause of death for the past two years, and has caused the lifespan of the average American to plummet. People are clearly still suffering from the long-term and potentially fatal consequences of this tragic global pandemic. The best way to protect them -- from unvaccinated children, to the elderly, to the immunocompromised -- is to do your part and pledge to get boosted with the newest vaccine. Sign now to pledge you'll get your free booster shot this fall!