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US teens urged to get COVID-19 booster shot amid Omicron variant



To defend against the omicron variant, the CDC strongly advises older teenagers to get a COVID booster.

Pfizer’s third shot for 16 and 17-year-olds was approved by the FDA on Thursday. This comes three weeks after all adults were given the thumbs up to receive a booster.

Early research suggests that increasing the dose might be the key to battling omicron, at least until new vaccines to target it become available next spring.