The U.S. and many other nations already were urging adults to get booster shots to pump up immunity that can wane months after vaccination.
Virginia voters have many issues at mind as they head to the polls including education, abortion rights, and the state’s economy.
The CDC approved booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson shots as well as the ability for recipients to mix and match vaccine brands as the push for widespread booster shots across the country continues.
The debate came just 35 days before election day in a state that President Joe Biden won by 10 points last year.
Only four percent of citizens in the European Union have been fully vaccinated to date.
The Central Shenandoah Health District expects an increase in vaccine shipments in the coming weeks, but one community organization wants to ensure people of color are not left behind.
Press Secretary Jen Psaki says the U.S. will “loan” 2.5 million doses to Mexico and another 1.5 million to Canada.
Some older and less affluent Americans are having trouble scheduling vaccine appointments.
The push could begin as early as next month, when federal officials say the first vaccine may be authorized for emergency use and immediately deployed to high-risk groups, such as health care workers.
This fall, a flu shot, social distancing, and wearing a mask could prevent an even more severe public health crisis.