U.S. Renews Push For COVID Boosters As Data Show They Protect

ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) – Americans who have gotten the updated COVID-19 boosters appear better protected against symptomatic infection than those who haven’t – at least for now.

That’s according to a first look at the new shots’ real-world effectiveness, released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Only about 13% of U.S. adults have gotten the updated booster.

The CDC tracked people tested for coronavirus-like symptoms at drugstores between September and early November.

The study found people who’d had the new booster were less likely to have COVID-19 than those who’ve skipped the new shot.

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