Boosted is better

Some haircuts are better boosted. So is your immune system.
Schedule your COVID-19 booster for greater protection.

How good is the booster dose?

A new study shows that people who have received a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine are experiencing strong protection against Delta and Omicron variants. Intermountain Healthcare contributed to the study that found the booster dose is highly effective at preventing emergency department care, urgent care, and hospitalization due to COVID-19. The CDC published an early release report of the study on Friday, January 21.

The study collected data from more than 300,000 COVID-19 cases in the United States. Intermountain Healthcare contributed data for more than 60,000 cases.

Get boosted for better protection

Based on the study findings, public health experts urge people who are unvaccinated to start vaccination as soon as possible. All adults who received the primary series of COVID vaccines should get the booster dose when eligible to stay up-to-date with their vaccinations.

“These findings underscore the importance of receiving a third dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine to prevent both moderately severe and severe COVID-19, especially while the Omicron variant is the predominant circulating variant and when the effectiveness of 2 doses of mRNA vaccines is significantly reduced against this variant.”–Thompson MG, Natarajan K, Irving SA, et al

Today, FDA gave full approval to the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for the prevention of disease in individuals 18 years of age and older. The Pfizer vaccine received full FDA approval in August 2021.