COVID-19 booster shots

According to UW School of Medicine professor Anna Wald, the omicron variant appears to pose an increased chance of infection to people who are boosted, but booster shots still provide vast protection against serious illness or death from the COVID-19 mutation.
January 11, 2022

Data from around the world demonstrate that our COVID-19 vaccine booster doses are up to the test of all known variants of coronavirus, according to an editorial published Jan.

Demand for COVID-19 PCR tests through UW Medicine is rising amid the spread of the omicron variant and ahead of many holiday gatherings.
December 23, 2021

Omicron has become the dominant strain of COVID-19 throughout King County, according to Harborview Medical Center's medical director for infection prevention and control, Dr.

Following the CDC’s authorization, booster shots are now available at UW Medicine.
October 22, 2021

Results from a UW Medicine COVID-19 vaccine mix-and-match study were reviewed by a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel ahead of the group’s decision to authorize mixing and matching of booster shots this week.

Doctors say booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine bolster the already outstanding protection the initial series of doses provide against the virus.
September 29, 2021

Booster doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine are available at UW Medicine locations for those who currently qualify. Dr.

Americans over the age of 65, or any adult who has underlying conditions that could lead to high-risk of contracting COVID-19, are now eligible for a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
September 24, 2021

The latest development in the U.S. rollout of vaccines means a booster shot is now available for many Americans, including those most at risk of severe illness from the COVID-19 virus.

A vaccination requirement for adults who work inside schools will be enforced this fall in Washington state, along with a mask mandate.
August 20, 2021

With the delta variant driving up new COVID-19 cases around the country, two topics at the forefront are the return-to-school season and the outlook for booster shots.

Doctors say booster shots will likely be needed to combat a natural, slight slide in antibody protection.
August 6, 2021

Booster COVID-19 vaccinations are a trending topic heading into the weekend, with the delta variant driving up new positive cases and hospital visits.

The UW Medicine Virology Research Clinic is one of 12 sites in the country launching an NIH-sponsored trial for COVID-19 booster doses.
July 12, 2021

UW Medicine is launching a trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to test the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccine booster doses. 

July 12, 2021

With variants becoming the new dominant COVID-19 strains around the world, a UW Medicine trial will test the safety and effectiveness of booster vaccine shots for fully vaccinated people.

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